English as a Second Language. Who are our English language learners?. United States Facts. The U.S. has the 5th largest Spanish-speaking population in the world. According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2007), 12.6% of the U.S. population is foreign-born.
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English as a Second Language
Who are our English language learners?
EPE Research Center (2009). A growing population. Education
Week, 28(17), 10.
Top 10 Countries of Origin of U.S. Foreign-Born Population
5. El Salvador
7. South Korea
10. Dominican Republic
Top 10 Ethnicities of Immigrants Who Passed Through Ellis Is.
NY Times Upfront,
April 6, 2009
MTHS English Language Learners by Country of Origin
“Fifty-seven percent of adolescent learners
classified as limited English proficient were born
within U.S. borders and thus are second or
Rance-Roney, J. (April 2009). Best practices for adolescent ELLs.
Educational Leadership, 66(7), 32-37.
Cammilleri, A. (2009). Context and culture. WiDA Focus on
Language and Culture, 1(2), 1-4.
What can we learn from ELL student achievement data?
2005 NAEP Scores by English Language Proficiency
Rieg, S. (2008). Supporting English-language learners as they
learn to read: strategies for building vocabulary and
comprehension. Pennsylvania Reads, 8, 20-27.
81 in 1999
164 in 2004
334 in March, 2009
Perceptions of MTHS
From our own English language learners