The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners

TESOL International Association has defined a core set of principles for the exemplary teaching of English learners. The 6 Principles are universal guidelines drawn from decades of research in language pedagogy and language acquisition theory. They are targets for teaching excellence and should undergird any program of English language instruction.

  1. Know Your Learners
  2. Create Conditions for Language Learning
  3. Design High -Quality Lessons for Language Development
  4. Adapt Delivery as Needed
  5. Monitor and Assess Student Language Development
  6. Engage and Collaborate within Community of Practice
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