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This site is designed by educators of ESL students, for educators of ESL students.  We have reached into our bag of tricks and compiled real-life useful information that is applicable to daily classroom situations.  We hope you find these resources helpful.  Enjoy! 

Common Acronyms

  • BE:  Bilingual Education
  • ELL:  English Language Learners
  • ENL:  English as a New Language
  • ESL:  English as a Second Language
  • LEP:  Limited English Proficiency

NOTE: ENL and ESL programs mostly speak English; bilingual programs (BE) mostly speak in the students' native tongue.