Effective Practices for Multilingual Learners

Whether you seek to build curriculum that puts multilingual learners first or provide professional training for teachers who support multilingual learners, READ consultants can help.


Empowering Multilingual Learners

School districts have unique needs based on their student populations. Multilingual learners may be a part of an English as a Second Language program that is co-taught with general education teachers. Newcomers may be serviced in self-contained rooms or in general education classrooms. Many districts offer dual language programs to service their multilingual learners. All teachers benefit from learning ESL strategies and techniques that are effective in any setting. READ en español, Inc. can work with your teachers to build capacity in the area of Second Language Acquisition.

How We Support You

Instructional strategies that support second language acquisition are an integral part to any program serving multilingual learners. Teachers of multilingual learners need to know the purpose of the strategies they employ and feel confident in implementing practices that develop oracy, build background and strengthen vocabulary in all learners. Dual language, bilingual and ESL teachers will benefit from these sessions along with general education teachers who have MLs in their classrooms.

Train teachers on strategies that support listening, speaking and conversation skills in your multilingual students

Connect strategies to research and theory on Second Language Acquisition and Learning

Integrate effective practices best suited for your district’s program model regarding student engagement in the four language domains and conversation.

Extend the opportunity for teachers to apply what they have learned and build activities, in a supported environment, using their own curriculum

Coteaching strategies and tips to optimize instruction in a two-teacher setting


What Clients Are Saying


North Palos SD 117 provides top-quality programs for Multilingual Learners. With an EL Exit Rate of 14% compared to the 6% State Average EL Exit Rate, we continue to hold high expectations for all of our students. Sara Knigge has provided her expertise to North Palos SD 117 for over three years in the areas of co-teaching, Spanish Language Arts Standards, and best instructional practices for Multilingual Learners. She has supported the implementation of curriculum, instructional strategies, and has increased the knowledge base and confidence of our staff members. Sara Knigge is not only an expert in this field, but she is personable and connects authentically with our staff members. Working with Sara Knigge in planning for the school year is seamless. She is flexible, adaptive, and upholds our mission and values. We are so grateful to continue our partnership with Sara Knigge in building high-quality English Learner Programs for our students.

Mrs. Shadia Salem (Assistant Superintendent of English Learning)


Sara provided PDs for our teachers over the last two years. I received positive feedback from our staff about her sessions. She shared best practices and ready-to-use lessons. Especially, during the Covid time when teachers had to teach online, they learned relevant techniques on student engagement during virtual teaching and learning.
I would recommend Sara to any school district.

Superintendent of Chicago Charter School


Sara was very knowledgeable about the topics she presented. She had various ideas to share, reflections on her own time in the classroom, and about the authors and theorists she shared about connecting to the book.

ESL Teacher, North Palos 117