It can be overwhelming to have students in your classroom who speak little to no English. Be careful not to put too much pressure on yourself or your new student(s). Acquiring a new language, especially academic language, can take 5-7 years. The process is different for each individual. Keep in mind that your student is adjusting to a new country and to new people in addition to learning a new language. Thank you for all that you are doing to help our newcomers adjust and learn. Please use this website as a resource and contact me with any questions you have or resources you need!