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Academic Language for English Language Learners

This resource section features information about academic language instruction for English language learners and provides a number of strategies and suggestions for ESL, content-area, and classroom educators.

Academic Language

Academic Language in Content Areas

Professional Booklist: Academic Language and ELLs


Professional Booklist: Academic Language and ELLs

These books written by ELL experts and veteran educators offer in-depth discussions of the importance of academic language in English language learners' success. Topics include academic language in the content areas, oral language development, writing, literacy, and grade-specific needs and strategies.

Webcast: Academic Language and ELLs  

Academic Language and English Language Learners

Featuring Dr. Robin Scarcella, this webcast provides an overview to academic language instruction for English language learners, as well as teaching strategies, activity ideas, and recommended resources.

Expert Interviews: Academic Language and ELLs  

Take a look at our academic language videos below or on our YouTube channel! Complete interviews are available in our Meet the Expert section.