How Programs for Secondary Newcomers Advance Their English Language Development and Content Knowledge

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Presented at: American Association for Applied Linguistics 2013 Conference

This paper presents case study research on programs for newly arrived English learners in US secondary schools. Newcomer programs offer students a specialized environment for a limited time to learn English and academic skills. ESL and bilingual development models, classroom practices, and policies promoting basic and content literacy are described.