Students who are learning English as a Second Language (ESL) or English Language Learners (ELLs) can find science especially difficult. This page can contains resources that can be useful for pre-service and in-service teachers trying to understand the challenges that these students experience and develop strategies to help their students learn.

Frequently Asked Questions about Teaching ELLs Science

Before we find answers, it helps to start with some questions. Please list your questions below. At some point, we'll try to assemble and synthesize resources to address issues that we're interested in.
  • What do we know about how well ELLs are doing in their efforts to learn science in Rhode Island?
  • What do we know from research about ELLs in Science?
  • What types of ELLs can I expect in my classes?
  • What strategies have been proven effective for helping ELLs in science?

Note: This page is really just a stub at this point. If you have something to add, please do! I am confident that eventually, additional questions and relevant resources will begin to appear! - fogleman fogleman Jan 20, 2011