3 Ways to Encourage Your ELLs to Keep Learning English in the Summer


Click below to hear 3 ways to encourage your ELLs to keep learning English in the summer:

The two words all teachers dread…summer slide. You’ve worked so hard with your students all year. The last thing you want is for them to go for the next 2 months without applying the skills or practicing English.

You know if they don’t use it, they’ll lose it. It can be tricky with our students who live in homes and communities that mainly speak a different language.

Today, I’ll give you 3 easy ways to encourage your students to keep practicing English during the summer, and some of them may surprise you. You may be tempted to print off a bunch of pages and create packets of work for your students to do throughout the summer, but I will tell you why you definitely should NOT do that!

I’ve got a FREE resource for you that you can send home with your students, so be sure to sign up for that.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Why you should NOT send home packets with ELL students for summer break and what to send instead
  • Importance of connecting ELL families with free resources in the community
  • How summer pen pals can help your students practice English
  • Why you should encourage your students to watch TV this summer
  • What happens when students read and develop comprehension skills in their native language

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More about Equipping ELLs:

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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