District 70 is fortunate to have many students in classrooms whose first language is something other than English. The district offers service to assist in the acquisition of English. Students new to the district who indicate on the Home and Language Survey that a language other than English is spoken in the home or by the student are screened to determine eligibility to participate in English Learners programming. Once students are eligible a dedicated English Language teacher will oversee their success.
District 70 students have indicated backgrounds in the following languages: French, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Arabic, Greek, Hungarian, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Kamba, Malayalam, Gujarati, Cantonese, Pilipino, Japanese, Serbian, Hindi, Thai, Polish, Romanian, Mandarin, Korean, Bengali, German, Marathi, and Telugu.