language barrier


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How can a school help students succeed who are still learning English?

Although some students who are learning English have been stigmatized as below grade level, English Language Learners (or ELLs) are a diverse group of students with various gifts, interests, and abilities.  These students often become frustrated learning the curriculum in English, even though it’s likely they understand the topics being covered. It’s crucial that stakeholders such as parents and the community are also involved in their success, and schools invest to ensure these students maintain equity with their peers. For an inspirational story about English language learners graduating at the top of their class, and other artifacts, please see the links below.