Strategies and Resources for Supporting English-Language Learners
"The hardest part of living in a different country is the language barrier. Because you know you have to learn the language in order to survive." – Betina Johnson Being an English-language learner in the United States is no honeymoon. Efforts to support ELLs have often been well meaning but misinformed. Indeed, a lot of assumptions about how to serve ELLs need to be checked. UC Berkeley experts Margaret Bridge and Bruce Fuller offer three examples of these faulty assumptions: The expectation that Mexican-American English-language learners would enter U.S. schools with inadequate social competence turned out not to be realized. What About Grammar Drills? Everyone agrees that ELLs need help in mastering "the basics" of grammar usage. Non-Negotiable Vocabulary for ELLs to Study Below are a list of websites and books that suggest ways to support ELLs. Websites to Support English-language Learners English Grammar Word Builder offers printable lesson plans, grammar rules, and online exercises.
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