Guides: New to Teaching ELLs?

Keeping periodic track of the progress English language learners are making in their second language acquisition skills is essential. This starter kit, created in partnership with the American Federation of Teachers, provides helpful forms for PK-12 educators who work with ELLs to find out if they’re on track learning the important academic English skills they need to be successful.

These words and phrases for teachers cover common expressions, classroom words, and vocabulary related to school activities. Adapted from: Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training (ESCORT). (2003). Help! They Don't Speak English Starter Kit for Primary Teachers. Washington, D.C.: Center for Applied Linguistics.