10 Simple Things You Can Do to Guarantee a Positive School Year with Your English Language Learners

The ESL Lady

English language learners (ELLs) are a special and unique population of students with individual needs. Every ELL is different; different native languages, backgrounds, and cultures. Most importantly it’s essential to note early on that every ELL learns English at their own rate and performs at their own language level. There is a common misconception that advanced level ELLs don’t need modifications because their social language seems so strong. Don’t fall into this trap! Their academic language is still developing and will likely still be developing even once they exit from an ESL program. These high-level students, even when they exit, still need support and attention to continue positive language growth. There may even be students in your classroom who qualified for ESL services, but the family chose to decline them. They still need your support as well! With September right around the corner, it’s only fitting that I share some…

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