Teaching English Language Learners: What the research does--and does not--say
One in nine students in the U.S. is an English language learner. What's the best way to help these students become fluent in English and master the academic content? Existing research cannot fully answer that question, but it can offer teachers some guidelines. Focusing on two recent reviews of that research, Claude Goldenberg, Professor of Education at Stanford University, highlights the most promising instructional approaches and discusses important questions that the research has yet to answer.
Goldenber, C. (2008). Teaching English Language Learners: What the research does---and does not---say. American Educator, Summer 2008.