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Do You Know--Really Know--the English Learners in Your School?

If you’re serving students who are English Learners (ELs), it’s crucial to know some basic background information about them, including their countries of origin and home languages. Here are some free digital resources to help you gather basic cultural and linguistic information about your EL students.

Country of Origin

Refugee Backgrounders


(Available through Heartland AEA Library and Digital Online Resources)


Home Languages (including words and phrases in native languages)


Ethnologue: Languages of the World

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