Archived: English Language Learners articles

Many of our articles dated 2000 and earlier can now be found in this archive.

By: Annick De Houwer (1999)
Many children are raised with a home language different from the language at school, and this has given rise to many misconceptions about language learning. This will help parents learn the facts, and get information about helping their second language learner.

By: Learning First Alliance (1998)
Children who are learning English as a second language have been taught to read both with and without using their native language as a base for learning. More research is needed to determine the effectiveness of different types of instruction, but read what the research does show about what works with English language learners.

"Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear." —

Judy Blume