The 21st Century Reality: Being Multilingual
Learning in a second language is not an easy task. Practically every school district across Virginia and the United States has seen an increase in the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) who must learn to speak and read English to be successful in our society. The scenarios we present here represent some of the basic challenges those students and their teachers face, based on a survey of practicing teachers. We invite you to propose strategies and compare your ideas to those recommended by a team of English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) experts and successful practitioners.