Introduction to work with English Language Learners

The experience of learning a new language can vary significantly from one individual to the next. The information in the sections below will help you to understand some of the variations in how young children learn a new language, and will also provide some guidance to tutors and other adults working to support the literacy skills of English Language Learners.

  • How do children learn a second language?
  • Stages of Second Language Learning
  • Reading Instruction

    If the child has not had any formal reading and writing instruction in his/her first language there are several ways in which you can proceed

    If the child has received instruction in reading and writing in his/her first language, the process will be slightly different.

  • Language Experience Approach for ELL children