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English Language Learners (ELL) in the Mainstream

Part Two: The Theory of Second Language Acquisition

English Language Learners go through several stages of language development before they become proficient speakers, active listeners, readers, and writers of English. Explore the myths of second language acquisition, learn about the theory of second language acquisition and learning, and review the important standards of effective education for second language learners.


Promote Thinking in Content Areas: English Language Learners [practical support]

Working With English Language Learners: Strategies For Elementary And Middle School Teachers







  Discussion Rubric

A Quiz

Stages of Language Acquisition

Stages of Adaptation [with audio clips]

Theory Into Practice
Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence (CREDE) Standards