Defining ESL vs. ELL


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Which of the following acronyms refers to a federally funded program where English language students are pulled out of mainstream classes for specialized instruction?

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1. Which of the following acronyms refers to English language students who have been mainstreamed into only general education classes, but who still need assistance learning English?

2. Which of the following is NOT true regarding ESL and ELL?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet are designed to gauge your understanding of ELL and ESL. Answer multiple-choice questions that test your knowledge of concepts associated with English language students, programs and teachers. Passing the quiz requires you to select the correct answer from four available options with each question.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your knowledge of the following with these assessments:

  • Acronyms referring to English language students and related programs
  • English language student and program designations and accommodations
  • Teacher certification for English as a Second Language students

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as ESL and ELL
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding designations for English language students and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding certification for teachers of ESL students

Additional Learning

Review the lesson accompanying this quiz and worksheet called Defining ESL vs. ELL to gain greater insight into the following:

  • Most common acronyms for English language students used in PK-12 education
  • Why differences between ELL and ESL are not always clear
  • Reasons the term ESL is being phased out in some locations
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