Chapter 1 of our text defines long-term English learners (LTELs) as ” learners who have been enrolled for more than six years and are not making substantial academic progress” (Piper, 2015). Using information introduced in Chapter 1 and the Menken and Kleyn (2009) article, “The Difficult Road for Long-Term English Learners”, address the following:
* Describe the characteristics of an LTEL.
* Provide suggestions on how teachers can address the challenges of LTELs to move them to a proficient level of English learning.
* Share your opinion on how much accountability should be placed on administrators, teachers, students, and parents respectively.
Refer to and properly cite the sources from which you are basing your position.