English Learners (ELs)

Teachers of English Learners are tasked with important job...

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As a teacher of English learners in Pennsylvania, you are tasked with a big and important job: there are over 47,500 English learners, and 229 different languages in the commonwealth.

Providing for the academic success of students who are English learners is the responsibility of the Local Education Agency (LEA). Pennsylvania code (State regulation 22 Pa. Code § 4.26) requires that every school district in the commonwealth provide a program (both planned instruction by a qualified ESL/Bilingual teacher as well as adaptations/modifications of content instruction), for each student whose dominant language is not English.

To this end, PaTTAN provides technical assistance, trainings, and resources to help you meet the needs of these students and their families. Topics covered include assessment, objective-setting, research-based strategies, differentiated instruction, progress monitoring, and ELs in special education.

Please see our Training Calendar for upcoming trainings. More information and resources can be found to the right on this page, along with featured videos.

English Learners (ELs)

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