English Language Learners Achieving Academic Success in Mathematics

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To achieve academic success in mathematics, English language learners, like English-dominant peers, must use the language of mathematics to communicate core concepts and reason mathematically. Linking university initiatives with K-12 schools, presenters discuss mathematics standards and cognitive academic language development using examples of effective classroom practice. See supporting documents (Salls Vocabulary Examples and Word Walls in Math) Presenters Shelly Chasse-Johndro ; Linda Gerena ; Jennifer Salls ; Olga Ramirez


  • 1. TESOL 2011 Annual Convention
    March 17, 2011
    Shelly Chasse-Johndro
    Linda Gerena
    Jenny Salls
    Olga Ramirez
    English Language Learners Achieving Academic Success in Mathematics

2. Colloquium Members

  • Shelly Chasse-Johndro is the associate director and instructorof a Title III grant which trains pre-service and in-service teachers to work with ELLs in the K-12 setting at the University of Maine.

3. Dr. Linda Gerena is an Associate Professor at City University of New York, York College with more than 20 years of experience in teaching ELLs and preparing pre-service teachers at all grade levels. 4. Dr. Jenny Salls is a high school mathematics teacher and department chair at Sparks High School where she teaches algebra, Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus as well as an intervention class. 5. Dr. Olga Ramirez is a Full Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Texas Pan American (UTPA) in Edinburg, Texas where she teaches mathematics education courses for pre-service and in-service elementary and middle school teachers.