English Language Learners (ELLs)

This resource from the National Education Association (NEA) discusses strategies for teaching English Language Learners (ELLs).

The term English Language Learner (ELL) indicates a person who is in the process of acquiring the English language and whose first language is not English. The government sometimes refers to ELL students as Limited English Proficient (LEP) students.

Achievement gaps between ELLs and non-ELL students are deeply rooted, pervasive, complex, and challenging for the National Education Association affiliates and members. The good news is that NEA is actively addressing the complex issues by engaging in research and advocacy and proposing strategies that we can pursue individually and collectively to help eliminate those gaps.

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