Challenges and struggles for English language learners and solutions and interventions to promote success

This study focuses on the most effective instructional programs and strategies for English language learners. Specifically, this study first looks at the definitions, and positive and negative aspects of commonly used English language acquisition strategies such as Bilingual Education, Two-Way Bilingual Education, and Sheltered English Instruction. Next, this study offers data provided from research studies as well as anecdotal evidence gathered from experts and non-experts alike. In addition, this study presents results and analysis of student transcripts and surveys for additional evidence of effectiveness of programs and strategies for English language learners. Finally, this study offers recommendations regarding the most effective strategies for English language learners based on the synthesis of research and student transcript and survey data. KEYWORDS: Bilingual Education, English Language learners, Programs, Sheltered English Instruction, Strategies, Two-Way Bilingual Education