Seven Principles of Effective Instruction for English Learners

Center for Applied Linguistics

CAL has developed a set of seven principles of effective instruction for English learners based on research on English learner instruction and on CAL’s extensive experience working with these students and their teachers. These principles guide CAL’s professional development services for teachers who work with English learners.

Download a PDF that outlines the seven principles in both English and Spanish. 

More details about the principles are outlined in our Hot Topics in ELL Education professional development materials and workshops.

  • Developing Academic Literacy and Language in the Content Areas.
  • Listening and Speaking: Oral Language and Vocabulary Development for English Language Learners
  • Math and Science: Skills and Strategies to Adapt Instruction for English Language Learners