Opinion: After-school programs complement in-class ELL instruction:

Many English-language learners grow frustrated with trying to learn English alongside their regular studies, writes Claudia Weisburd, executive director for the Center for Afterschool Education. "With its informal environment, learner-centered and project-based approaches, homework time, lower student-to-staff ratios, and greater interaction with parents, after-school offers richly different language-learning opportunities that complement ELL teaching and learning during the school day," she writes.

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