Spotlight on English-Language Learners

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English-Language Learners


The Education Week Spotlight on English-Language Learners is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors on:

  • Debating the difficulty of new English-proficiency exams
  • Research on the effects of early exposure to English for English-Language Learners
  • Using new techniques to help ELLs talk numbers
  • How bilingualism and biliteracy can benefit all students

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

After scores plummeted this spring on the most-used English-proficiency test, some states are easing up on the criteria for students to exit English-learner support services. Is that the right thing to do?
August 23, 2017 – Education Week

ELL students are underenrolled in gifted classes, finds an Education Week analysis. But some schools are trying to buck the trend.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week

A California program uses Japanese-style lesson study and other teaching techniques to help ELL pupils "talk through" number problems.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week

The United States has a troubled history of dealing with bilingualism. But Daniella Suárez writes that bilingual programs have benefits for all students.
July 12, 2017 – Teacher

Teaching English-learners can be a rewarding experience—especially if educators know the best practices and necessary facts. Wendi Pillars shares her tips for having a successful year with ELLs.
September 6, 2017 – Teacher

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