Benefits of Co-Teaching for English Language Learners Benefits Reasons Time Efficient Students are not moving from place to place. One Curriculum ELLs access the same curriculum as their peers. Promotes Cultural Learning Clarifies Language Models Respect Develops Academic Vocabulary Teaches Language and Curriculum Promotes Language Interaction Students and teachers have more opportunities to address cultural learning. Promotes Teacher Contribution Co-teaching provides opportunities for the ESL teacher to contribute ideas for differentiation that will help ELLs. Enhances Monitoring Co-teachers can together monitor student’s social interactions and behavior, quickly and possibly more effectively. Supports CCSS Students’ linguistic needs are addressed immediately. Teachers and students learn more quickly to respect and value each other. Co-teaching enables to identify academic vocabulary needs and pre-teach critical vocabulary in a timely manner. Students learn both language and curriculum surrounded by peers. ELLs have more opportunities to practice their English skills. Co-teaching focuses on instruction in the context of the general education classroom. emphasizes collaboration. develops language proficiency for the academic disciplines. provides strategies that facilitate learning and build confidence.