Efficient Strategies for Time-Strapped Teachers of ELLs

ESL teacher short on time

Short on time? Do this!

In the whirlwind of teaching, finding time to sufficiently address the needs of your ELLs can be a challenge. However, even in the busiest of schedules, there are key areas where teachers can focus their efforts to make a significant impact on their students’ language development.

This episode is a classic replay of episode 6, and we delve into practical strategies for teachers who are short on time but want to maximize their effectiveness in helping ELL students thrive in English language acquisition.

By honing in on two often overlooked areas, you can elevate your students’ speaking, reading, and writing skills!

Topics Discussed in this episode:

  • Why listening comprehension is so critical
  • 3 easy ways to make listening more common in your day-to-day teaching
  • Powerful tools students can use in the classroom or at home to support listening comprehension
  • Ways to increase language output through speaking and writing Importance of creating a safe environment where it is expected that students speak
  • How to determine appropriate expectations and tasks are for students at various language and grade levels

Efficiency doesn’t have to come at the cost of effectiveness when it comes to supporting ELL students. By strategically focusing on key areas and implementing simple yet impactful activities, you can make a significant difference in your students’ English language proficiency, benefiting not only ELLs but all learners in your classroom!

Click the player above to hear the full episode! Until next time, keep empowering and equipping your students for success!

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We all know that teaching isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to be this hard. Equipping ELLs is a podcast for both ESL specialists and homeroom teachers who are looking for effective and engaging ways to support their English Language Learners without adding to their endless to-do list. Tune in each week to hear tips, strategies, and inspirational stories that will empower you to better reach your ELL students, equip them with life-long skills, and strengthen relationships with colleagues and parents.

Your host, Beth Vaucher, is the founder of Inspiring Young Learners. She is an ESL certified homeroom teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching in the US and internationally. Her background of M.Ed in ESL and Curriculum and Instruction combined with her experience has led her to develop a bestselling newcomer curriculum that has sold in over 90 countries around the globe. She brings a different perspective to teaching ELLs from her years teaching and living abroad and working with ELLs from around the world. You will walk away from each episode with the ideas and tools you need to transform your experience as a teacher and cultivate a thriving and welcoming environment for your ELL students.



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