Educating English Language Learners: Building Teacher Capacity

Organization: National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition

The report is divided into 3 sections. The first discusses national data and demographics of both ELLs and teachers, such as English proficiency and test scores, and levels of professional development (respectively). The second section explains the 6 standards for ELLs propounded by the National Staff Development Council, which serve as guidelines for programs. The third section offers practical applications of standards and suggestions for use in the classroom, both generally and specifically (organized by content areas: English language arts, social studies, science, and math).


Ballantyne, K.G., Sanderman A.R., Levy, J. (2008). Education English language learners: Building teacher Capacity. Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition.