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8 Ways to Support English Language Learners

English language learners (ELLs) represent one of the fastest growing student populations today, but educators still have a lot of questions about the best strategies for helping these students excel academically. Although this diverse group faces unique academic challenges, they are expected to master more advanced concepts than ever before. And while there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to the problem, studies indicate that some methods are more effective than others.

Here are eight research-based strategies for supporting ELLs and helping them succeed in the classroom.

Eight Ways to Support English Language Learners

About the Author


Debbie Malone

Debbie is an Arizona native and longtime resident of the Phoenix area. She has always had a passion for telling a good story and decided to study journalism and mass communication at Arizona State University where she earned her BA in 2009. Following graduation, she spent four years working as a web content writer before joining the Edgenuity family in 2014. Debbie is proud to be able to share the story of her time at Edgenuity and the company's efforts to propel students everywhere toward academic success and achievement. In addition to writing (both professionally and for fun), Debbie also enjoys reading, gaming, archery, and avoiding sunlight.