I'm Laura, a product manager at Stack Exchange.
Before I getting into the details of my announcement, know that we are not changing anything regarding English Language Learners. This post is just to keep you informed of some things we're discussing at a high level for the whole network.
I wanted to let this community know that I've started a discussion over on Meta Stack Overflow about some general guidelines for naming our sites, specifically our language sites, going forward. Feel free to read and discuss my post over there.
The gist of my proposal is that "& Usage" generally makes a site name longer and more difficult to say and type without adding much, if any meaning. I'd like to rename existing Stack Exchange language sites to just "X Language" and drop "& Usage" from both existing sites and any new language sites we launch in the future.
We're not planning to change the name of this site (or English Language & Usage). English Language Learners doesn't follow our old convention for language site names, and it won't be following our new one. English is the exception to this naming plan because we have two sites that require longer names to disambiguate.
We're having a conversation about the way we name language sites that you're welcome to participate in if that's of interest to you, but we have no plans to change the name of this site.
Update 11/25: Thanks for your feedback; we're moving ahead with dropping "& Usage" from the site titles of the other SE language sites, but will be making no change here. There are some comments here regarding ELU v. ELL, and whether there should be new names for one or both of these sites; please keep discussion of ELU on ELU's meta. If you feel that there are additional issues to be discussed with the conflation of ELL and ELU, feel free to start a new thread.