Teaching Channel Guide to
English Language Learners
What does language-rich, content-based instruction
look like for ELLs?

As Rebecca Green of Stanford’s Understanding Language explains in her Tch blog post, “English Language Learners (ELLs) face the double challenge of learning academic content as well as the language in which it is presented... we have found that ELLs benefit from instructional approaches that treat language and content in an integrated way that is designed to help them build the language skills that they need to succeed in content classrooms, college, and careers.”

Read the rest of Ms. Green’s post. Then, take a look at the resources on this page to explore ways in which you can integrate content and language instruction in your own classroom. Have questions? Be sure to ask them in the Q&A!

Teachers in San Francisco use five essential practices when teaching their ELLs. Read about these high-leverage practices here.
See these five essential practices in action in the content areas of social studies and science by viewing the videos in this playlist blog.
Watch this overview video on how Deeper Learning practices can support ELLs. Then take a look at the rest of the ELL videos in our Deeper Learning series.
To see project-based learning in action in a content area classroom, watch this video from the Internationals Network for Public Schools.
Take a look at this video series showcasing a unit from Stanford’s Understanding Language, focused on ELA instruction for middle school English Language Learners.
See how one teacher tackles complex informational texts with her students, including her ELLs. Start by watching the overview of the series.
Watch how teachers and students work together to bridge vocabulary and concepts learned in one language to another.
Try a scaffolded method of teaching vocabulary.
Tweets about ELLs