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How STEM Impacts English Language Learners

Posted by Tahlea Jankoski on August 12, 2016


As STEM curriculum continues to expand throughout educational institutions, interest has developed in understanding how this form of learning may impact English language learners (ELL). Does STEM accelerate or hinder ELL students in learning how to read, write, speak, and listen in English? When it comes to STEM lessons, it may be considered more challenging to add scientific terms to learning basic vocabulary. However, the various modalities and forms of learning that come from STEM lessons are offering a way for ELL students to more quickly comprehend the English language. Here are some key ways that STEM lessons can be supportive of ELL students. 

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