ELL Young Adolescents

Immigrants & English Language Learners in the Middle Grades

Truth about English Language Learners and Academics

Even after a immigrant student becomes proficient in the English language, English Language Learners may struggle with academic vocabulary because that skills is acquired within five to ten years in a new language.


What this means for middle level educators is that despite learning English in elementary school, English Language Learner young adolescents may struggle in the academic subjects in the middle grades unless they have considerable support and training.