How to Help Long-Term English Learners Progress
Classroom Q&A with Larry Ferlazzo
Tan and Beth answer questions including who "experienced multilinguals" are, three specific needs of experienced multilinguals, what "engineering exams" and "text engineering" look like in practice, the three easiest scaffolds for teachers to implement, and more.
Scaffolding Ensures Equity for Multilingual Learners
As part of a collection of strategies to ground lesson plans in equity, Tan and Beth explore two parts of their instructional framework—designing lessons that are comprehensible and ones that structure output for secondary students.
In higher grades, multilingual students need to develop a grasp of academic English. Here’s how to help them acquire the skills they need.
Long-Term Success for Experienced Multilinguals
Corwin Monday Afternoon Webinars
Tan and Beth propose the more assets-based term "experienced multilingual" to replace the "Long-term English Learner" label and share an instructional framework that creates the conditions for long-term academic success for this group of multilingual learners.
Supporting Intermediate English Learners in Every Subject
Cult of Pedagogy
Tan and Beth join Jennifer Gonzalez to discuss specific strategies teachers can use to help experienced multilinguals reach their full potential across the curriculum.
Supporting Long Term English Learners: Start by Changing the Label with Tan Huynh and Beth Skelton
Highest Aspirations by ELLevation
Tan and Beth discuss the limitations of the "Long-Term English Learners" term, how to support experienced multilinguals with scaffolding, and strategies for school-wide implementation of these practices that foster an environment where all multilingual learners can thrive.
Ensuring Long-Term Success for Experienced Multilinguals
Schoolutions Podcast with Olivia Wahl
Beth and Tan call for us to shift the long-term English learner (LTEL) label and mindset to honor multilinguals’ valuable life experiences and academic potential instead. This podcast episode is also available to watch on YouTube.
Asynchronous Book Study
English Learner Portal
In this 15-hour, asynchronous book study course, Tan and Beth address the largest subgroup of English learners, those currently labeled as "Long-Term English Learners." In their book, they intentionally use the term experienced multilinguals as an affirmation that these students are capable of reaching the highest academic standards under the optimal conditions.