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Download the ELL Support Strategies Case Study: Innovative Teaching

From online environments to the physical classroom

There are non-English speaking students in almost every public K-12 classroom in the U.S. Even as the numbers of students have increased, most K-12 classroom teachers have not had the special training required to help students learn English. However, VIPKid teachers are able to transfer many of their successful tutoring skills to their regular classrooms—benefitting their English Language Learners (ELLs).

Some of the teaching techniques that are successful in the 1:1 tutoring relationship can also be successful in the larger classroom. Most of them are also in alignment with and approved by TESOL, the international association for English language teaching. This case study highlights a number of skills learned in an online environment that can be successfully transferred to a physical classroom.