Supporting Diverse Multilingual Learners
Emergent Bilingual students, also known as English Language Learners, are sometimes treated as a monolithic group. Yet, as many educators are keenly aware, there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to tailoring instructional support for English language learning.
How can educators better support experienced multilinguals, dual-language learners, newcomers, and students with limited or interrupted formal education? It starts with an asset-based approach to labels and terminology. Hear a discussion about these student groups while considering the approaches, insight, and perspectives to support multilingual students with different and important characteristics from this edLeader Panel:
- Dr. Lizzy Cashiola, associate director of regional research, Houston Education Research Consortium, Rice University
- Andrea Bitner, ELL educator, author, and speaker, Interboro School District
- Dr. José Viana, senior education advisor, Lexia®
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