Supporting ELL Success: Educator Guide

Learning Students' Names

A critical first step building a positive relationship with English language learners (ELLs) is to learn to pronounce students' and families' names correctly. It is also essential to make sure that students' names are spelled correctly in school databases. To learn more about how to get students names right, see the following resources, as well as our easy-to-share resources from Colorín on the Go.

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Our related learning module, which can be completed for one hour of professional credit, includes tips, activities, and discussion questions related to the resources below. You are welcome to use this guide for:

  • your own professional learning
  • professional development with colleagues
  • pre-service settings