6 Myths About ELL Students—Debunked!
Myth #3: Exposure to Native Speakers is Sufficient
Fact: Mere exposure to English is not enough to ensure that ELL students will learn English quickly. This exposure may help a child speak more proficiently, but her academic competence will develop more slowly than that of her native-language peers. In fact, academic competence seems to develop at a faster rate in international schools where kids are not surrounded by native speakers.