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English Language Learners Resources: Home

Professional resources for educators in grades Pre-K-12.


National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
NABE is the only national professional organization that represents both language-minority students and the bilingual education professionals who serve them. NABE works to improve instructional practice, professional development, funding for programs, and the rights of language-minority Americans.
Grades: K - 12
Teachers of English to Speakers of other languages (TESOL)
TESOL is a professional association dedicated to excellence in English language teaching to speakers of other languages from preschool to adult. Its program focuses on advocacy, professional development, research and standards. The TESOL website includes information about their publications, news, and career links for teachers.
Grades: K - 12


Find-A-Cognate Database
Developed by Dr. Jose Montelongo this database can identify a Spanish Cognate for an English Word, or an English Cognate for a Spanish Word. (Cognates are words in different languages that look and sound similiar.) Cognates can be used to increase the vocabulary skills of bilingual students.
Grades: K - 12
World Book Online
Online version of the World Book Encyclopedia also includes an atlas, a dictionary, as well as a version for young children and a Spanish student encyclopedia.
Grades: 2 - 12

Bibliographies and Research Guides

English Language Learners
A selected list of resources available from the Curriculum Materials Center that can help develop strategies for teaching English Language Learners.
Grades: K - 12
Spanish Language Children's Books
Selected children's books written in Spanish for children from preschool to middle school that are available from the Curriculum Materials Center of the Cheng Library.
Grades: PreK - 8


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Education & Curriculum Materials Librarian
Office, Room 114c
David and Lorraine Cheng Library
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470