During my career as a classroom teacher, there was never a time that I did not have English Language Learners (ELLs) in my class.
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?
By 2020, it is estimated that one in four U.S. K-12 students will be an English Language Learner (ELL). Schools will need to adapt in order to provide high quality ELL education and help level the playing field for students of all backgrounds.