ELLs are students whose first language is not English and who are in the process of learning English. (See also LEP.) In Pennsylvania, a three-question Home Language Survey is used to identify those students who may be in need of ESL instruction. A "yes" answer to one or more questions means the student is given an assessment to determine the language services he or she may need. If identified as needing ESL instruction, the student may receive services in an ESL or bilingual program.
A student who speaks one or more languages other than English and is developing proficiency in English.
Students who are language minority and still in the process of acquiring both social and academic English language skills (in listening, speaking, reading, and writing) to a level commensurate with age-level English-speaking peers.
The term English language learner (ELL) indicates a person who is in the process of acquiring English and has a first language other than English. Other terms commonly found in the literature include language minority students, limited English proficient (LEP), English as a second language (ESL), and culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD).
Those students whose primary language is not English.
is the most current and appropriate term for students with limited English proficiency, which includes students who do not posses sufficient English language proficiency to participate fully in regular education classes.
linguistically and culturally diverse students who have been identified through reliable and valid assessment as having levels of English language proficiency that preclude them from accessing, processing, and acquiring unmodified grade level content in English and, thereby, qualifying for support services
( ELL) Students (in U.S. schools) whose native language is other than English working to master English. They may be immigrants or children born in the United States. Usually such students receive bilingual education or English as a second language services. ( learn more)