How to Boost ELL Participation in Your Classroom

How to Boost ELL Participation in Your Classroom

During the first week of her class, Victoria Villegas’ students are mostly silent and unwilling to speak, but soon open up with the help of a few creative activities. “Students learn from games better than listening to a teacher speak,” says Victoria as we discussed...
Tips for Teaching ESL Vocabulary

Tips for Teaching ESL Vocabulary

Courtney Raymond started teaching ELLs ten years ago while working as a surf instructor. After several years of taking international students into the water, Raymond got TEFL certified and entered the classroom. Her first teaching job took her to Chengdu, China where...
Teaching Literature in an ESL Classroom

Teaching Literature in an ESL Classroom

It’s critical to provide language acquisition support to English Language Learners enrolled in literature classes. Beth Libhart, teacher at Fairmont Private Schools, notes that not only are her incoming students performing below grade level, but they are mostly...
The Key to a Successful Multi-Level Classroom

The Key to a Successful Multi-Level Classroom

ELL students have one common goal: To learn English as quickly and efficiently as possible. Teaching ELL in a multi-level classroom at the secondary level is one of the most rewarding and dynamic teaching environments. However, regardless of your experience level,...