Effectively Teaching ELL Students
Academic Barriers - Understanding Written Text
ELL students face many cultural and language barriers when learning English. Here are some reasons why ELL students (or any student) may have trouble understanding written text:
Many of our students come from different countries, where non-verbal gestures mean different things, as compared to the United States.
- Chamness Miller, P., & Endo, H. (2004). Understanding and meeting the needs of esl students. Phi Delta Kappan,, 786-791. Retrieved from http://faculty.weber.edu/mtungmala/Hybrid4270/Articles/MeetNeeds.pdf
- Shoebottom, P. (2013). Helping esl students understand written texts. Retrieved from http://esl.fis.edu/teachers/support/commun.htm