EL Quarterly Update
Meet Your MCS EL Teachers
Translating and Interpreting Services
Meeting The Needs of Our Diverse Population
Madison City School District families speak over 86 languages with Spanish being the
second largest language after English. Over 16% of Madison City English Learners and their
families speak Spanish, followed by 8% speaking Chinese, 7% Korean, Japanese , Arabic 6% Vietnamese , 3% Russian, Gujarati, and Telugu, 2% Hindi, and many other
languages with 1% or less of the MCS student population.
The district continues to support its growing language diversity through contract interpreting and translation services. Staff is utilizing a "Talking Points" app that can automatically translate text messages sent to or received from families of EL students. All school staff has been trained in recognizing the needs of students with language barriers. Additionally, the District has enlisted a contract with Foreign Language Services for large documents and legal language needs. This service can even provide interpreters via virtual conferences.