ELL for ELLs’ Sake

Electronic Language Learning is not only useful for English Language Learners, it might just be essential. In Miguel Guhlin’s article in the Technotes blog, he responds to the recent WIDA Consortium tweet:

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#ELLs speak, on average, less than 10 minutes a day in school. How can you learn a language when you aren’t allowed to speak? #WIDA2016

Guhlin’s response is to suggest electronic means of addressing this via the wealth of Internet websites and applications that are available to learners.

Good teacher training (lowering talk time, creating engaging lessons etc.) and an awareness of the possible options to support learners are sure to support motivated learners effectively.