Assisting Struggling ELLs

Colorin Colorado

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Chart mapping out possible explanations for why an ELL may be struggling including language and cultural barriers, and learning difficulties. Provides examples of each so that instructors can better determine why their ELLs are struggling in class.

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November 2013
The resource identifies different reasons why an English language learner may be struggling academically and socially. It makes a distinction between cultural values/differences, points out language limitations, which should not be confused with a learning disability.