We know that speaking another language helps English language teachers to understand and support language learners use of their L1 as a tool to navigate and negotiate the L2. But what about teachers who might be monolinguals? How can they help ELLs language learning experience? What is a Heritage Language (HL) and how does it come into play as a student learns English? Join us in this episode to find out!


  • Reading in two languages
  • Summarizing in two languages (Google Docs & Mote)
  • Systematic use of cognates / teaching those that aren’t related / decoding science or history texts 
  • Promoting writing in both languages (in the home and shared in class)
  • Creating dual language versions of a written text
  • Dialog journals in two languages

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