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Acronyms and Definitions Commonly Used in Relation to English Language Learners

Acronyms and definitions commonly used in relation to English Language
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Q & A re Inclusion of English Learners with Disabilities in English Language Proficiency Assessments

This guidance document addresses the issue of whether or not students who are English Learners who also have disabilities should be included in English Language Proficiency assessments.
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Understanding Language

Teaching resources for educators working with English Language Learners (ELL)
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Education Connections: Portal for English Learners

Resources on teaching English language learners
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Listening Guidelines for English Language Learners

Guidelines for English Language Learners who are blind or visually impaired
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Listening Guidelines for English Language Learners

Webinar on English Language Learning and students who are blind or visually impaired
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Teaching Literacy in English to K-5 English Learners

Explore the five recommended practices for teaching literacy in English to English language learners.
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National Symposium on Learning Disabilities in English Language Learners

Discussion of how best to apply knowledge about native English-speaking students to identifying and assessing learning disabilities in ELL students.
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National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition
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Effective Literacy and English Language Instruction for English Learners in the Elementary Grades

Evidence-based recommendations for use by educators addressing the challenge of effective literacy instruction for English learners in elementary grades.

Dual Language Learners in the Early Years: Getting Ready to Succeed in School

In this report, the focus is on ways in which communities and educators can create conditions from which young children (3-6 years) emerge ready to learn.
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Teaching Visually Impaired Students in Poland

An interview with teacher Bob Marek about teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to students who are blind or visually impaired
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Teaching English as a New Language to Visually Impaired and Blind ESL Students: Problems and Possibilities

The challenges of teaching ESL to immigrants and refugees who are visually impaired or blind are described, and responses are proposed.
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Practice Note: Total Physical Response: An Instructional Strategy for Second-Language Learners Who Are Visually Impaired

Describes Total Physical Response, a teaching technique that teachers of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) use for instruction
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Second Language Acquisition and Children with Visual and Hearing Impairments

Find out why it is often a greater challenge for children with a visual impairment or deafblindess to acquire a second language.