Americans Love Simple Solutions, but the ‘English All the Time’ Approach to Teaching ELL Students Doesn’t Actually Seem to Work Very Well


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Lesson Planning Corner: A useful tool for developing vocabulary and generating glossaries.


Nik Peachey’s insight at
A great tool to assist your students in building academic content language!!! Share with your colleagues.

Where to Start? The GO to Strategies: Instructional Strategies for Teachers of ELLs. A Presentation



Teaching English: How Much Theory Should Teachers Now?


What are essential concepts for those teaching English learners? And how much training do many teachers even have? I would probably have a different list than the author of this publication. However, I agree with the relevance of all of the mentioned concepts of  The theory of language for ESL teachers at

What Do Teachers And Administrators in ESL Context Want? Survey Results


According to a survey, all school employees would like to receive more training. Read more in Survey Demands More PD for EL Educators at


The survey also found that:

  • Only 39% of teachers and administrators strongly agree they have received sufficient EL training and professional development, and 82% of all respondents indicate that they are spending their own personal time and effort to develop their skills to meet their EL students’ needs.
  • Newer EL educators (those who have worked in EL education for less than two years) are significantly less confident than more experienced educators in their EL training and development, with only 36% of new respondents feeling they have received enough professional development compared to 70% of more experienced educators.

Digital and Adaptive Learning Tools Viewed as Most Effective for EL Instruction
With diverse language, cultural and educational backgrounds of EL students, teachers continue to use curated and customized learning materials, which can be more time-consuming and challenging to develop.

ESL Corner: 6 Things We Should Never Say to Our ELLs


Share this crinch-worthy list  with your colleagues:

The Best Advice To Content Teachers About Supporting English Language Learners


As always, good advice from Larry Ferlazzo at

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