How to Keep Your ELLs Moving Forward

ELL moving forward

As we continue in our series called Small Steps to Success for ELLs, episode 69 of the Equipping ELLs podcast is all about helping those students who we see sitting stagnant in their language learning.

Does the term “longterm language learner” apply to any of the students in your classroom?

What can we do to keep our ELLs moving forward?

I am my own humble inspiration for today’s episode. I am a longterm Spanish language learner. Having studied Spanish for 10 years, and now having lived in a Spanish-speaking country for 10 more, why am I not fluent?!

With practical examples of my own failures and successes as a longtime language learner, this episode is full of practical tips to keep your ELLs moving forward! You won’t want to miss it!

Topics Discussed in this episode:
  • creating a safe space
  • making learning fun
  • front-loading with translating + writing before speaking
  • practicing saying 3 ESSENTIAL words
  • being open to feedback and correction
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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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