James Crawford’s Theory of Second Language Acquisition

We conclude our look at some of the most prominent voices in the second language learning community with James Crawford, who has long been an activist for more effective bilingual education policies. A former editor of the online magazine, Education Week, Crawford has written numerous essays and books discussing language policy in schools, advocating for sensible language-learning legislation, pushing for … Read More

Katherine Del MonteJames Crawford’s Theory of Second Language Acquisition

Support for Programs with English Learner Students in Texas

The State of Texas has the second largest ELL enrollment at 773,732 students in the public school system as of years 2012-2013. The state is second only to California with a 15% ELL share among all students enrolled in grades K-12, but first in the nation with respect to the percentage of ELL students who speak Spanish at 90%. Spanish … Read More

Katherine Del MonteSupport for Programs with English Learner Students in Texas

Illinois Has Surge in Spanish Speaking English Learners

Illinois Has Surge in Spanish Speaking English Learners Over the past few years, Illinois has experienced a surge in the number of English Learners enrolled in public schools. In an analysis of Illinois’ Latino Demographic by Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro, a PhD Research and Policy Analyst for the Latino Policy Forum, the state has experienced a 25% increase of English Language Learners from 2004 … Read More

Katherine Del MonteIllinois Has Surge in Spanish Speaking English Learners

English Learners in Texas Public Schools

English Learners in Texas Public Schools Texas public schools have the intent of ensuring that all students become competent in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehending the English Language. However, almost a quarter of Texas’ student population are at a disadvantage when classes are provided only in English. According to the Snapshot of English Language Learners (ELLs) in Texas by the Texas … Read More

Katherine Del MonteEnglish Learners in Texas Public Schools

See What English Learner Students Say About Their Parents

See What English Learner Students Say About Their Parents Kids have a lot to say about their parents who attend The Latino Family Literacy Project™. They LOVE reading with their parents, and they LOVE learning new words and building stronger reading skills. Parents who speak Spanish are often at a loss when it comes to with reading with their children, … Read More

Katherine Del MonteSee What English Learner Students Say About Their Parents