6 Myths About ELL Students—Debunked!

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Linguistic History Is Not A Factor

Myth: Linguistic history is not a factor in second language acquisition.

Fact: Not all ELL children enter schools with the necessary competence already established in another language. Some have multiple language backgrounds, where one or both parents' mother tongue is different from the practiced language at home.and do not have the resources to establish competence in any of the languages they are exposed to. These children may have difficulty developing another language.