Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department

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    Visual & Performing Arts Contest - Proud to Be Me: “My Rings of Culture” Through Artistic Expression - Deadline October 29, 2021

    The Academic English Mastery Program(AEMP), Access, Equity and Acceleration Unit, the Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department (MMED) in partnership with the Association of Mexican American Educators (AMAE), will feature a Visual and Performing Arts contest (visual, dance, theatrical, musical) that showcases students’ cultural diversity in L.A. Unified schools through honoring students’ “Rings of Culture”: age, gender, religious, class, national, orientation or ethnicity. Student artwork should reflect pride in who they are based on their Rings of Cultures.  Deadline is October 29, 2021.  Click HERE for flyer. 



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    Rosetta Stone Access for Dual Language Education is Now Available for Languages Other Than English!

    Rosetta Stone Access and Office Hours
    Please keep in mind that students have access to one language. English Learners will access Rosetta Stone English and all other students will sign into the app for their target language.

    Elementary Schools: The Rosetta Stone application has been installed in all courses for DLE Elementary Schools. Teachers and students can simply click on the application to launch the app from any course.
    Secondary Schools: Before providing access to students, we recommend that you review the attached Rosetta Stone Getting Started Guide. Note: students will not gain access to the application until teachers give them access.

    Contacts: Claudia Villar Lee at or Rebecca Cabrera at



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    MMED is proud to announce office hours to support your work.

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    Rosetta Stone office hours available.  Click on image above for details.



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Executive Director’s Message

  • “Be the light, be of service, be the solution” - read article

    “Be the light, be of service, be the solution” - read article

    I am Lydia Acosta Stephens, your executive director for the Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department (MMED) at L.A. Unified. I am honored to lead our department, serving over 200,000 students, each with individual needs and unique pathways to academic success. We understand that our students require enriched language supports in every learning environment, and realize the urgency to ensure a relevant and rigorous educational program is accessible to all.

    Our educational programs for students are tailored to meet the individual learning needs of our diverse English learners and all language learners on their pathway to bilingualism and biliteracy. Our educational programs reflect updated research, practice, monitoring, and resources on instructional delivery models. Programs such as Dual Language Education and World Languages are open to all.

    We continue to work together towards bilingualism and biliteracy for all by ensuring equity, access and opportunities for all students regardless of the learning environment. At MMED, we fundamentally believe that we must all “be the light, be of service and be the solution”.

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