Double the Work: Challenges and Solutions to Acquiring Language and Academic Literacy for Adolescent ELLs
Deborah Short, Senior Research Associate, Center for Applied Linguistics
Presented April 5, 2007
In this interactive online presentation, participants explore research on adolescent English language learners (ELLs) and examined the findings and policy recommendations from the recent report of the same name. Dr. Short, the study’s co-author, discusses the development of academic literacy for second language learners, identifies the backgrounds of adolescent ELLs in U.S. schools, and compares model programs for these students with current practices. Specific instructional strategies that promote academic literacy for language and content classrooms are also described.
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Learn more about the report, Double the Work: Challenges and Solutions to Acquiring Language and Academic Literacy for Adolescent ELLs. Read the report at the Alliance for Excellent Education website.