English Language Learner Reference Center

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The Definitive Resource for Learning the English Language

This multi-purpose information resource is designed for middle and high school students and anyone that is new to the English language. This database will help ELLs succeed academically and in everyday life by providing assistance as they conduct research, build their background knowledge, and develop study skills.

Customized Content

Customized content and practice tests in ELL Reference Center are designed to support ELLs’ English-language proficiency and comprehension in topics including literacy, researching, note-taking, and academic writing. The intuitive, easy-to-use interface—as well as reference materials that are created specifically for ELL students and the educators that work with them—makes it simple for users to find the content they are looking for.

ELL Reference Center content covers a wide range of subject areas—including science, math, history, civics, life skills and literature—and is written at an appropriate level, using vocabulary and sentence structure that is helpful to non-native speakers.

School Curriculum Support

Core curriculum content includes 1,000 ELL-specific foundation articles focusing on topics covered in the U.S. curriculum, and is supplemented by hand-selected content to help users broaden topic knowledge and hone English language skills.

English Language Learner Reference Center also links to EBSCO's Curriculum Standards Module, a tool that can help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or Canadian province-specific curriculum standards. The module provides browsing of specific benchmarks, many which have recommended search strings for successful content retrieval.