A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota found that using Facebook as a platform for English-language learner writing and engagement helped students build confidence, reduced inhibitions about producing written English, and paved the way for more complex language use.
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What do English-learners need to succeed? A Washington-based think tank examines what states can learn from Illinois' efforts to find out what drives or derails ELL achievement.
October 02, 2017
New research finds a distinct language-learning benefit for people who grew up bilingual or learn another language at an early age.
July 28, 2017
For time-crunched educators looking for tips and insights on their work with English-language learners, we've curated our second summer reading list.
May 11, 2017
Numerous factors can squash the prospects of high school graduation for English-learners, including a lack of strong relationships with school staff and obligations to work or serve as family caregivers that may conflict with spending time at school, a new report says.
March 06, 2017
A new Regional Education Laboratory tool aims to take some of the guesswork out of the home-language survey process used to identify students who need extra support to learn English.
February 28, 2017
In a wide-ranging report on the state of education for ELLs, one theme is consistent: The nation's public schools must devote more resources and research to educating students who aren't native English speakers.
October 17, 2016
A recently released report on English-learner reclassification patterns may hold value for ELL educators and policymakers across the nation.
October 14, 2016
Academics and industry professionals from around the globe will gather in Athens, Greece, to develop a guidelines for countries and institutions looking to reexamine their language education policies.
October 14, 2016
Students who test out of English-language development programs continue to "struggle with the higher demands of English language arts and math," the WestEd study found.