Developing English Language Literacy Through the Arts

The DELLTA Model

The core goal of ArtsConnection's DELLTA Program is to educate multilingual learners to work and think like artists and help them discover their voices through the artmaking process.

How it works

DELLTA is a model for teaching arts and language acquisition through a structured artmaking process, embedded with strategies and supports for Language Learning. Collaborative Portfolios help students analyze what and how they learn in the arts. Artist residencies for students are strengthened by Professional Learning Communities for teachers. The DELLTA Model

Why it works

Our research-based DELLTA model effectively supports English language acquisition. MLs develop language skills in an engaging, authentic context that provides opportunities for self-expression and ownership of learning. Research
Our Funders
Thank you to the generous support of DELLTA programming, which over the past two decades have included: U.S. Department of Education, NYC Department of Education, National Endowment for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, The New York Community Trust, and Tsunami Foundation.