English language learners

Checklist: 10 Things Your ELL’s School Needs to Know

By Shea Dean

To help your English language learner (ELL), the school needs some key information. They may ask you for this information in a meeting or in a home language survey. If they don’t ask for it, it’s a good idea to provide it anyway. Here’s what the school needs to know about your child.

What the School Needs to Know

If your child is having trouble in school, you might want to learn more about learning and attention issues in ELL students. Understanding the signs is a good first step toward getting your child the help she needs.

About the Author

Portrait of Shea Dean

Shea Dean is a writer and editor who teaches English as a second language (ESL) at New York University.

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Portrait of Virginia Gryta

Virginia Gryta, M.S., teaches and mentors students working toward master’s degrees and certification in special education at Hunter College.

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