English Learners

EdTech Strategies for EL Students: Virtual Classrooms and Online Tutoring
EdTech Strategies for EL Students: Virtual Classrooms and Online Tutoring

Education technology is an ever-growing field that attracts high-profile investors, skeptical researchers, and curious teachers. After all, technology is already an integral part of everyday life for many of today's students, so why not harness it in the classroom? Although English Learners (ELs) may not be the first students to...

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Emergent bilingual students: Shifting to an asset model of instruction

Many researchers have determined that labeling immigrant students as English language learners establishes conditions for failure as they experience the inequity of our school system. For years, ELL students have been regarded as students who come with a deficit, or gaps, in their knowledge. The assumption is that these students...

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Biliteracy Seals Offer Hope, Recognition for EL Students
Biliteracy Seals Offer Hope, Recognition for EL Students

Millions of K–12 students in the United States are non-native English speakers or English learners (ELs), a status that has historically been seen as a deficit or problem requiring correction. Indeed, as teacher and linguist Kristen Lindahl wrote in a post for the TESOL blog, “While the overwhelming majority of teachers...

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English Learners and Dyslexia: A Guide

There are students who are English Learners (ELs), there are students who have dyslexia... and there are also ELs who have dyslexia. In a video presentation on the subject of EL students who may also have dyslexia, Dr. Fumiko Hoeft of the University of California, San Francisco discussed the difficulty...

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