Arizona: School districts adjusting to new ELL regulations

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at
Tue Sep 23 11:30:11 UTC 2008

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The Daily Courier

School districts adjusting to new ELL regulations

To succeed in school or work, you have to speak the language. In
Arizona, that means learning English.

For decades, school districts have wrestled with the best way to teach
English Language Learner (ELL) classes. Up until a year ago, most
schools used a combination of immersion and pull-out programs.
Children remained in their classrooms for part of the day, learning
English as part of their other studies. ELL teachers taught students

Now, state law requires school districts to provide ELL students with
four hours of English language development for the first year the
district identifies a student as an English Language Learner.

Full story:


 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone: (215) 898-7475
Fax: (215) 573-2138

Email: haroldfs at


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