Erica Rehm

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Supporting English-Language Learners: A Turn-and-Talk Strategy

Elizabeth Iwaszewicz, a kindergarten teacher at Lafayette Elementary School in San Francisco, pairs native English speakers with English-language …

Is Language Learning A Subconscious Process?

Subconscious language learning is a concept that leading language acquisition expert Stephen Krashen has demonstrated through extensive research, but …

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2017 – So Far

I use short, funny video clips a lot when I’m teaching ELLs, and you can read in detail about how I use them in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For …

Language Learning

Rural Iowa Districts Tackle the English-Language Learner Teacher Shortage

Like many rural communities, Storm Lake, Iowa, has seen a swift change in its student demographics in recent years.<p>The number of students still …

Four ways to encourage speaking in the ELL classroom

When I was beginning to learn Spanish, there was nothing scarier than trying to communicate in that language to a proficient speaker, nothing more …

Teaching

English Language Learner challenges are symptom of larger education problem

Mackenzie Ryan’s recent series on the challenges English Language Learners face is a symptom of a far deeper problem in Iowa’s K-12 education system. …

Education

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

© 2010 Enokson, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p>Four years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web …

Language Learning

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2017 – So Far

Another day, another mid-year “The Best…” list…..<p>I’m adding this post to All Mid-Year 2017 “Best” Lists In One Place.<p>Ordinarily, I also publish a …

Language Learning

English Learners Were Hurt The Most When Texas Limited Special Education

Angel Vazquez is 9 years old, has hearing loss in both ears, has trouble speaking and struggles to concentrate in class. He's a year behind in school, just learned how to read and is still learning English. For nearly two years, his mom, Angeles Garcia, tried to get him evaluated for special …

Education