Emergent bilinguals are the future: How do we support educators to ensure their success?
The number of emergent bilinguals, also known as English language learners (ELLs) or English learners (ELs), has nearly doubled—to about 5 million, roughly 10% of all students in our public schools. By 2025, emergent bilinguals are projected to account for 25% of the total K–12 enrollment in the US (NEA, 2019). Combined, these numbers tell a story: emergent bilinguals are our future. The question is: How prepared are our schools and educators for this future? Download this whitepaper to learn how you can ensure the success of emergent bilingual students.