Teaching English Language Learners

Students learning English as a second language may also be experiencing confusion and frustration resulting from immersion in a foreign culture. Multicultural teaching techniques can help students who are learning English feel more comfortable and better understand the learning materials. Multicultural techniques may include linking classroom materials to native cultures, providing more inclusive learning materials, and encouraging students to express their frustrations and confusion in a constructive manner. The following links provide examples and activities for bilingual educators.

Links

TELL
The McKay School houses the nationally recognized TELL (Teaching English Language Learners) program and TESOL K–12 (teaching English as a second language) minor; its website includes resources to assist educators.

Dave's ESL Café
This site provides information for educators, students, and those interested in teaching English to non-native English speakers. Included in this site are discussion panels, book recommendations, and lesson ideas.

National Association for Bilingual Education
NABE has professional resources and information relevant to bilingual education.

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
TESOL is the national organization for ESL educators.