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With a dramatic growth in the number of children who are learning English as a second language in the United States, it is important for teachers to know strategies that allow these English language learners (ELLs) to participate in the classroom experiences and continue to develop and learn at an appropriate rate. This project examines the instructional strategies, methods, and procedures used with children in an early childhood setting who have a primary language other than English in the home. A qualitative and quantitative analysis of published, peer-reviewed studies and articles on ELL will be included in this study. Some of the researched methods used in early childhood settings have been validated whereas others only appear to work on a case-by-case basis. The project will include the evidence based methods effectively used in early childhood settings with ELLs.
Patricia M. Hart
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium poster
Stoetzel, Ashley E., "Research exercise: Teaching Strategies, Methods, and Procedures for English Language Learners in Early Childhood Education" (2012). Stander Symposium Posters. 166.