BETAC stands for Bilingual Education Technical Assistance Center. This is a user-friendly site concerning ESL and Bilingual Education that has a useful FAQ section. It also has contact information for their very helpful staff.
New York State Bilingual & ESL Network is part of the NYS Department of Education site and has in-depth information on state standards, assessments, and guidance on teaching LEP students.
New York State TESOL is a non-profit group of professionals concerned with the education of English language learners at all levels of public and private education in New York State. Their website covers a variety of topics including classroom practices, research, program and curriculum development, funding, and legislation.
Harcourt's Moving into English page provides access to grade by grade ESL practice exercises from the textbook company that provides Shenendehowa's ELA reading series.
Harcourt's Trophies series is used by elementary classrooms throughout the Shen district.
Within the site bridges4kids.org, there is a section on ELL/ESL where youíll find a wealth of information on LEP students in your classroom. One of the best links from this site is Help! They Don't Speak English Starter Kit for Primary Teachers, which will help you understand what it means to be a LEP student in a mainstream classroom, how you can help these children succeed, and what issues there might be during your time together; bridges4kids.org is an excellent site on students, teachers and the community as a whole.
Dave's ESL Cafe has a large number of helpful links. It was one of the first ESL web pages and covers the field well, on a more international basis.
ELL Resources@Web English Teacher provides ESL lesson plans and teaching ideas.
ESL PartyLand for Teachers is designed to provide you with the resources and connections you need to become a better ESL teacher.
ESL PartyLand for Students is designed to help students improve their English.
Selected Links for ESL & EFL Students is a page created to introduce students to a select list of links that they will find immediately interesting and useful.
Some other useful sites include:
Brain Pop ESL
ESL Magazine Online
ESL Lesson Plans and Resources
Bilingual Vocabulary Quizzes
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition
Integrating Mathematics, Science and Language
Phonetics: The Sounds of English and Spanish (the University of Iowa)
Finally, the best source of information on specific questions related to Shenendehowa ESL is your schoolís ESL teacher. Feel free to contact them whether you have ESL students or are just interested in this field of education. The addresses are:
Patrice Delehanty: email@example.com
Stephen Farenell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vedrana Kalas: email@example.com
Anna Russo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Sweet: email@example.com
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New York State LEP Identification Process
The New York State ESL Learning Standards
The Four Stages of Second Language Acquisition
What Affects English Language Learning?/The Silent Period
Helping LEP Students Adjust to the Classroom
Recommended Classroom Strategies for Teachers Working with ELLs
Challenges in Content Area Learning for ELLS: Reading
Challenges in Content Area Learning for ELLS: Mathematics
Challenges in Content Area Learning for ELLS: Science
Challenges in Content Area Learning for ELLS: Social Studies
Culture in the Classroom
Ten Ways Parents Can Promote Language Learning at Home
The Dos & Doníts of Working with an Interpreter
Common Questions and Answers concerning ESL
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