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What Is Comprehensible Input for ELL Students?

10 tips and strategies to help English-language learners thrive in your classroom.

English-language learners often struggle with understanding what they see and hear in class or in direct instruction. The teaching theory of comprehensible input, developed by linguist Stephen Krashen, is remarkably effective in helping ELL students develop better English skills, understanding of academic concepts, and perspective on what is and isn't relevant information. Use the tips and suggestions below to bring comprehensible input into your interactions with ELL students.

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