ESL programs often focus on newcomer- and beginner-level students, while students with intermediate and more advanced levels of proficiency hit roadblocks in their progress. How can ESL programs effectively address the needs of these Long-term ELLs, and propel them to the point of meeting all program exit criteria?
Shari Rios started her career in the classroom serving English Language Learners. She has been an ESL classroom teacher and an ESL Instructional Specialist, working with all levels of English Language Learners in grades K-12 and adults. Shari transitioned from the classroom and worked as a National Trainer and Consultant for many years. She joined the staff of Edmentum in 2013 as the National ESL Specialist.
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In the United States, school districts are required to provide English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom instruction to any and all enrolled students whose primary language is not English. Here, we explore effective strategies for teaching these students and practical ways to implement them in your classroom.