English Language Learners are
students whose primary or home language is other than English who need special
language assistance in order to effectively participate in school instructional
English Learner (EL)
The term English Learner refers to those students whose native or home language is other than, or in addition to, English, and whose current limitations in the ability to understand, speak, read or write in English inhibit their effective participation in a school's educational program and their ability to achieve the required academic standards. The terms English Language Learner (ELL) and Limited English Proficient (LEP) are other terms that refer to the same group of students.
English Language Learner (ELL)
The term English Language Learner is another term used for English Learner and for Limited English Proficient (LEP) students.