ESL Co-Teaching Models

Instructor: Sarah Mills

Sarah is an educational freelance writer and has taught English and ESL in grades k-12 and college. She has a master's degree in both Literacy and TESOL.

Co-teaching has become a common method of instruction for schools with English as a second language (ESL) students. In this lesson, teachers of ESL students will learn about different models of co-teaching.

The Concept of Co-Teaching

School districts, principals, and teachers are often searching for the best way to service the ESL (English as a second language) students in their schools. The two most popular models for instructing ESL students are the pull-out and push-in methods. The push-in method, in which the ESL teacher works with his or her students inside the regular classroom, has been gaining popularity in recent years because of the social benefits of keeping students in the same learning environment as their peers.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to pushing in to a general education classroom. Let's discuss some of the most common styles of co-teaching.

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