What Every Teacher Ought to Know about Working with English Language Learners 1. How can I find out what languages my students speak at home and basic information about their prior schooling? 2. What types of ELD support programs are available in Washington? 3. In a nutshell, what legally-mandated responsibilities does a school have towards ELLs and their parents? 4. Where can I find specific language learning curriculum ideas to help support ELLs’ English language development? 5. What is the purpose of the WELPA? What useful information can test scores provide a teacher? 6. How can you find out what the different proficiency levels mean? 7. What should I do if I suspect an ELL might have special education needs? 8. What accommodations are available to ELLs on state tests?