Office of Multilingual Learning
360 Colborne St.
Saint Paul, MN 55102
EL teachers provide supplemental English language development through direct instruction for students at English proficiency levels 1-5. At the elementary level, most ELs receive the greater part of their instruction in the general education classroom. Classroom and EL teachers collaborate to teach language, create accommodations, and differentiate based on the needs of the students in their classrooms. EL service is provided through a co-teaching model and/or small-group instruction designed for EL students. These services are often provided in Reader’s, Writer’s, and/or Math Workshop. Collaboration allows for planning, teaching, and assessment of content and language objectives for ELs in the mainstream classroom (Echevarria, Vogt, & Short, 2009).