Double the Work: Challenges and Solutions to Acquiring Language and Academic Literacy for Adolescent English Language Learners

Deborah Short and Shannon Fitzsimmons
01 Jan, 2007

This report focuses on the challenges for adolescent English language learners (ELLs) who must do "double the work" when learning both the grade-level academic content and improving their proficiency in English. The authors outline the challenges related to the development of academic literacy with adolescent ELLs and potential solutions.