Newcomer English Language Learner Programs

Newcomer English Language Learner Programs are designed to provide intensive, accelerated English language instruction and bilingual support to students in grades 6-12 who are new to the United States and new to English. This collection provides resources for district leaders, administrators, and teachers who are serving newcomer English learner students.

Newcomer English Language Learner Programs

Newcomer programs typically include additional hours of ELD instruction, additional scaffolding using bilingual materials and bilingual teachers, intentional home-school connections which may include English language education programs for families, and additional guidance on cultural and life-skills transitions. These resources provide guidance for such programming choices.

Newcomer Refugee Students

This sub-collection contains resources that address refugee students, who are a subgroup of newcomer English learner students who enter the U.S. under unique circumstances. The U.S. defines refugees as someone who "is of special humanitarian concern to the United States [and] demonstrates that they were persecuted or fear persecution due to race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group" (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 2016).