Teaching English-Language Learners: What Does the Research Tell Us?
What instruction works best for English language learners (ELLs) is far from settled. This article addresses this issue by reviewing the research on ELL instruction, including effectiveness of different instructional methods and practices for different populations of ELL students. The article also provides background on: federal law regarding ELL instruction, common types of ELL programs, and bilingualism.
This article is part of a special series from Education Week on Teaching America’s English-Language Learners.