Immigration History in the ELL Classroom

English Language Learners (ELLs) range from those who are newly arrived in the country to those who have lived in the United States a while. Some students learning English may even have been born in the Unites States. They would still be considered ELLs if they have been primarily exposed to […]

What’s in a Student’s Name?

What’s in a Student’s Name?

Often, the first knowledge a teacher has of an English Language Learner (ELL) in the classroom is his name on a roster. It may look different from typical U.S. names. You may not know how to pronounce it. Sometimes you may be able to guess what language an ELL speaks by […]

English Language Learners in the Classroom

English Language Learners in the Classroom

Getting to know each student is one of the first steps in providing a welcoming classroom environment for all, and good teachers recognize and celebrate the fact that each of their students are individuals.

It is important NOT to assume that all English Language Learners (ELLs) will learn in the same way. Their […]

Special Ed or Language?

Here’s my understanding of the best approaches regarding “How to Tell if it’s a Special Education of Language Issue” and it centers around the parent as expert concerning their child.

Online Continuing Education for Teachers

“This is the most fun I’ve ever had in an online class…”
Spanish for Teachers is a┬áprimer for non-Spanish speaking teachers to communicate with students and their families who speak Spanish as a first language. Teachers will be introduced to general vocabulary and phrases that assist with understanding in the classroom as well as throughout […]

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