CP 20: Teaching English Language Learners

From the Core Practices Beta 2017

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EL Education

Topic

  • Core Resources about EL Education
  • Differentiation

Type

Guidance Documents

The EL Education model recognizes that all speakers of English, at whatever level of proficiency, are constantly learning English. Some learners of English are acquiring it as a second, third, or fourth language, and rather than viewing bi- or multilingualism as a problem to be solved, leaders and teachers create a school and classroom culture to optimize it as an asset.

Teachers of English language learners (ELLs) assess students’ understanding of English and school background in order to differentiate appropriately for the diversity of English language learners. In all subject areas, they use instructional approaches (e.g., language dives, conversation cues) that immerse ELLs in rich classroom discourse and support language acquisition as well as knowledge and skills development. They strive to assess ELL’s knowledge and skills separately from their language skills. They value language diversity and honor students’ home languages and cultures by creating opportunities for ELLs and language-minority students to teach their peers and take pride in their languages and cultures.

Created By

EL Education

Topic

  • Core Resources about EL Education
  • Differentiation

Type

Guidance Documents

The EL Education model recognizes that all speakers of English, at whatever level of proficiency, are constantly learning English. Some learners of English are acquiring it as a second, third, or fourth language, and rather than viewing bi- or multilingualism as a problem to be solved, leaders and teachers create a school and classroom culture to optimize it as an asset.

Teachers of English language learners (ELLs) assess students’ understanding of English and school background in order to differentiate appropriately for the diversity of English language learners. In all subject areas, they use instructional approaches (e.g., language dives, conversation cues) that immerse ELLs in rich classroom discourse and support language acquisition as well as knowledge and skills development. They strive to assess ELL’s knowledge and skills separately from their language skills. They value language diversity and honor students’ home languages and cultures by creating opportunities for ELLs and language-minority students to teach their peers and take pride in their languages and cultures.

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