Comparing Program Models for Teaching ELLs: Which is Most Effective?

program model ell

You’ve learned the pros and cons of a variety of instructional program models, but which is the most effective for reaching your ELLs? While one school may have students in a full immersion program, other schools are using the pull-out approach. It is important to know the different methods available when teaching ELLs, and you may have more power than you realize when it comes to choosing an instructional model for your English language learners.

In episode 65 of the Equipping ELLs podcast, we will break down 5 of the most common instructional program models.

After highlighting the pros and cons of each, I’ll give my insights as to which model I believe to be most effective for helping our ELLs succeed. And, as always, you’ll leave today’s episode with practical tips for your teacher toolbox!

Topics Discussed in this episode:
  • English Immersion Method
  • Push-in/Pull-out Method
  • Sheltered Immersion Method
  • Transitional Bilingualism Method
  • Dual Language Method
Connect with Beth:
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.



Find a variety of best selling resources created specifically with the diverse needs of ELLs in mind.