Capstone Project Title
Amy Tervola Hultberg
Research has demonstrated that students who speak languages other than English are a growing presence in U.S schools. The presentation designed for this project focuses on strategies to help and support ESL students known as long-term ELs. LTELs are typically found in grades 6–12. LTELs mainly go unnoticed in schools ,or worse yet, are misunderstood, perceived as failures. This is why this LTELs research is important to me. Many practices have been implemented in the ESL classroom settings, but research on how to scaffold and use effective instruction with these LTEL students is limited. The project involved creating a presentation slide that engages ESL teachers and provides effective instructional strategies for all educators in the ESL field. The presentation slide will primarily be used in a professional development for ESL educators, but is adaptable to all educators in the secondary schools. It includes strategies such as modeling, scaffolding, clarification ,and modification designed to effectively serve the ESL student population. The goal of the presentation project is to help LTEL students academically, and also to provide a resource for ESL teachers to go to, and find strategies to use in the classroom. We want our students to succeed and to have a better future after high school. This capstone project aims to answer the question, “what are effective instructional strategies for Long-Term Hispanic ELLs in Secondary Schools?”.
Google Slide Presentation
ESL/ ELLs, Long Term English Language Learners
Soto, Maria, "Informing Educators on Effective Strategies for LTELs" (2021). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 720.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects