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Multilingual Classrooms and English Language Acquisition

Incorporating evidence-based insights from the science of teaching and learning, our resources and professional learning services provide classroom teachers and English learner (EL) specialists with strategies and tools to effectively guide their students through each stage of language acquisition on their journey toward fluency.

By aligning instructional practices with research and blending professional wisdom with real world experience, McREL can help you build your students’ resiliency, close achievement gaps, and sustain and honor their home languages and cultures while also increasing their multilingual fluency.

Professional Learning & Coaching for Multilingual Educators

We collaborate with schools and districts to examine their current instructional practices for students learning English as a second or multiple language, working together to identify areas of strength and opportunities for growth. Drawing on a foundation of research-based best practices and an understanding of the stages of language development, we then develop and deliver professional learning and coaching that is fine-tuned to the specific needs and goals of teachers, ELL specialist, central office leaders, and others.

We create sustainable plans for instructional improvement supported with high-quality professional learning and coaching that will make a lasting difference where it matters most—in multilingual students’ learning environment, experiences, and outcomes. With on-site services, we can provide school teams with frequent check-ins, visits, coaching, and resources to ensure quality implementation and sustain momentum for continued growth. Learn more about our practical solutions here.

Professional Learning/Coaching for English Learners

The New Classroom Instruction That Works

Planning for learning with EL Students

Transform your classroom with learn with 14 evidence-based instructional strategies which have demonstrated a positive impact on student learning—including diverse groups of students and those experiencing achievement gaps.

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners

Student Learning Strategies

This comprehensive instructional guide takes the evidence-based teaching strategies introduced in Classroom Instruction That Works (CITW), and applies them to the different stages of language acquisition.

Books & Resources for Multilingual & English Learners

A Clear Consistent Approach to Planning For Learning

Additional resources on using content, language objectives, and success criteria to identify and plan for scaffolds using curiosity and motivation to engage learners include the following.

Call or email us today to talk with our school partnership team about how we can support your multilingual learners’ growth and achievement with a customized PD plan.

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