TEAL (Teaching English as an Additional Language)

Teaching English as an Additional Language (TEAL) refers to instructing students who are learning English in addition to their native language(s). TEAL encompasses various instructional strategies and approaches tailored to the needs of multilingual learners. It focuses on developing proficiency in English while respecting and incorporating students' linguistic and cultural backgrounds. TEAL programs aim to support language development, academic achievement, and social integration. Effective TEAL instruction involves differentiated teaching, cultural competence, and creating an inclusive learning environment.