anguage), assume that the student is learning a second language, when, in fact, it could be the student’s third, fourth, or even fifth language.
We have chosen, therefore, to refer to these students as ELL, because the mastery of the English language is the objective for these students.
However, we must understand the true meaning of language mastery.
English-language learners are students who have acquired their primary listening and speaking skills in a language other than English.
They require support and attention to their unique needs.