Links to Resources about Teaching ELLs

The links below take you to articles, websites, and other resources about teaching English Language Learners.  They offer information on best practices, materials, and ideas that can help teachers effectively and appropriately provide instruction to students who are learning English as an additional language and to educators who work with teachers who provide such instruction.  Links are verified periodically but please contact me if you find any that are not working.


Professional organizations with information for ESL/EFL/ESOL/EAL educators:

TESOL International Association (TESOL)

World-class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) 

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)


Websites and articles about teaching English Language Learners:

Engaging Your Beginners (article)

Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School (report)

Implementing the Common Core for English Learners: Responses to Common Questions (article)

Understanding Language: Language, Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (website)

Teaching English Language Learners: What the Research Does--And Does Not--Say (article)

Preparing English Language Learners for Academic Success (article)

Identifying and Supporting English Learner Students with Disabilities: Key Issues in the Literature and State Practice (report)

How to Address Special Education Needs in the ELL Classroom (article)

SIOP: 8 Component and 30 Features (summary of the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol teaching model)

Putting It All Together: Integrating Academic Math Language Into Math Teaching (article)

Building School Partnerships with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families (article)

Colorin Colorado (a bilingual Spanish-English website with info for parents and educators)

Preparing Mainstream Teachers for English-Language Learners: Is Being a Good Teacher Good Enough? (article)

Double the Work: Challenges and Solutions to Acquiring Language and Academic Literacy for Adolescent English Language Learners (report)

Center for Applied Linguistics Digests (website with links to short reports)

TESOL Resource Center (website with ideas for teaching ELLs)

Larry Ferlazzo's English Website (webpage with links to his other websites about teaching ELLs)

EverythingESL (website with resources and information about teaching ELLs)

50 Incredibly Useful Links for Learning and Teaching the English Language
(list of links to websites relevant to teaching ELLs)


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