English Language Learner ELL Student at Computer

Special Report: Meeting the Needs of ELLs

Using ed-tech tools to engage ELLs in their learning.

Researcher and ELL expert Jim Cummins has identified three keys to success in teaching students who are just learning English:

  1. Engage students in their literacy by providing access to resources.
  2. Ensure that all teachers are prepared to scaffold their instruction across the curriculum.
  3. Affirm and value students' background, culture and identity.

Across the nation, many schools are using ed-tech tools to support their teaching of English Language Learners through these three tactics.

Read Middlebury Interactive’s special report on how technology can help address the needs of English Language Learners.