June 4, 2012

What is a definition of an English language learner (ELL)?

An ELL is a student who comes from a non-English speaking background and whose difficulties in understanding, speaking, reading and writing English is sufficient to create academic difficulties, making it necessary to provide services.
ODE Website, Who are English Language Learners:  NCLB Definition

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  1. Hi! I just found your blog! I am currectly working on my ESOL Endorsement and am almost finished. I have been teaching for 27 years and I love working with the ESOL students in my classroom, so I thought I would get my endorsement in case I would like to move in that direction before retiring. I am now a follower of your blog and am so glad I found it!


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  2. Welcome!
    I am so glad you found us. Please feel free to ask questions, give and take ideas and share your knowledge! Welcome!