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Second Language Acquisition: Meeting the Needs of ELLs (LearnUFT) [registration full]

[Registration for this workshop is full.] ​​​​​​​In this free LearnUFT session for teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will examine the characteristics of English Language Learners at each stage of language acquisition. Group members will explore effective instructional strategies that support ELLs at each stage of the second language acquisition process. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

The ‘privilege’ of diversity in NYC schools

A special buzz of energy marked the fourth annual UFT Conference on Effective Instruction for English Language Learners — ExcELLing — at union headquarters in Manhattan on Oct. 19.

ELL Conference 2019

A record number of participants enjoyed challenging workshops at the fourth annual UFT Conference on Effective Instruction for English Language Learners — ExcELLing — at union headquarters in Manhattan on Oct. 19.

She sees herself in her students

Maritza Vasquez, a teacher at the Academy for Language and Technology in the Bronx, sees a lot of herself in her 9th-grade immigrant students. She said she’s able to relate “to everything they are feeling” because at one time she felt the same way....

Bronx college fair

The UFT co-sponsored a college fair in the Bronx that helped English langugage learners and recent immigrants navigate the college admissions and financial aid process.

Celebrating diversity, supporting educators

More than 500 educators attended "cELLebration," the third annual UFT Conference on Effective Instruction for English Language Learners.

ELL Conference 2018

The third annual UFT Conference on Effective Instruction for English Language Learners — cELLebrating! — drew hundreds of educators to UFT headquarters on Oct. 20.

A Bronx visionary

Alhassan Susso, who teaches global history at the International Community HS in Mott Haven, has been named the 2019 New York State Teacher of the Year. He draws on his own personal history of overcoming challenges to inspire and motivate his...

Learning new language, keeping their culture

When we first met in September, BiBi was an entry-level English language learner and I was a new English as a New Language teacher. BiBi, a 5th-grader, was reluctant to learn, to speak a word of English or even to go over the English alphabet. She...

ICT and ENL teachers can grieve unreasonable number of different courses or room assignments

Co-teachers in integrated co-teaching classes and English as a new language teachers who provide standalone and/or integrated instruction have the right to file reorganization grievances if they are programmed to have an unreasonable number of class...