There are approximately 4.8 million English Language Learners (ELL) in the United States. AKC Public Education seeks to share its knowledge about and love for dogs with fun, interactive, dog-themed lessons specifically designed for English Language Learners (ELL).
About the Lessons
The lessons were created by a licensed ELL teacher on staff with AKC Public Education. They are fun, interactive and dog-themed. The lessons are organized by ELL level.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are these lessons designed for children or adults?
These lessons were created with adult learners in mind, but can be adapted to suit school-age learners as well.
Are these lessons only for students who speak Spanish as their first language?
No. Students who are learning English as a Second Language come from many different language backgrounds, and these lessons are appropriate for all English Language Learners.
Do the Canine Ambassadors teach the lessons?
No. The Canine Ambassadors are there to provide real life opportunities for students to interact with a native English speaker and to interact with a well-behaved dog.
What is the Canine Ambassador’s role?
Canine Ambassadors use the email template and resource list to reach out to local ESL classes, in churches and community colleges, and let them know about this program. Canine Ambassadors also provide an opportunity for students to have conversations about dogs and to practice interacting with dogs responsibly.
Whom should I contact to share this program?
Community colleges, churches and libraries are all great places to start. You can learn more here .
I have questions about this program. Whom should I contact.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.