ELL Student Success: The Path to College

For English language learners (ELLs), the challenges of going to and applying to college can be overwhelming. ELL teachers can play an important role, however, by helping students prepare for and navigate the application process. This section features a number of articles with great ideas for ways that ELL educators can support their students as they consider their future plans.

Multimedia Resources

Expert Interviews

These resources include podcasts and videos featuring college readiness experts who have worked extensively with ELLs and Latino students.


Professional Booklist: College Readiness and ELLs

Creating a College Culture for Latino Students: Successful Programs, Practices, and Strategies

These books highlight important topics around college readiness and ELLs, including academic preparation and guidance for diverse students, particular challenges facing undocumented students, and personal stories from Latino and first-generation college students about their experiences.


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