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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Who are our English language learners?
EPE Research Center (2009). A growing population. Education
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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
“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.
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
From our own English language learners