Colorado Department of Education English Language Acquisition Unit

Center for Applied Linguistics

Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education.
OELA's mission is to identify major issues affecting the education of English language learners, and to assist and support State and local systemic reform efforts that emphasize high academic standards, school accountability, professional training and parent involvement.

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs.
NCELA, the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs (formerly NCBE, the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement & Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA, formerly OBEMLA) to collect, analyze, and disseminate information relating to the effective education of linguistically and culturally diverse learners in the U.S. NCELA provides information through its web site site and topical publications, and produces a OELA's weekly electronic news bulletin, Newsline.

Fillmore, L. and Snow, C. What Teachers Need to Know About Language. ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics Special Report 2000. ERIC/CLL has a wealth of resources for educators and parents, in both English and Spanish, aimed at increasing the literacy of ELLs with the involvement of parents. There are many resources and ready to print brochures in both ENG/SPA dealing with issues such as:
Parents and Schools: Working Together
Parents and Schools: Getting Involved, Knowing Your Rights, Assuming Responsibilities
Building Positive Relationships with Your Children
Learning Outside the School
Helping Your Children Through Their Adolescent Years
Planning for the Future: Helping Your Children Make Career Choices

Assessment Techniques by Language Acquisition Stages
ESL, ELA, ELL....What does it all mean?
Modification, Tips and Techniques
Great Resources for Reading and ELL from Lynda Franco
Interventions Available for ELL's in Summit School District
Language Acquisition Strategies (or as a PDF checklist)
Language Acquisition Chart, PDF document
Language Transfer Chart
SIOP Checklist
Student Accommodation, PDF document
Survival Tips
Vocabulary Builder, PDF document

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