First Advisor

Upton, Gary


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Education


School of Education and Counseling

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access



Number of Pages

83 pages


In this report, the author presents a review of currently used English as a Second Language (ESL) instructional strategies and presents the current research results on how well students who are taught with these strategies do compared to native English speakers. A presentation and pamphlet are provided that can be given to school district administration personnel to help educate them on current ESL integration strategies and issues. The author finds that, according to current research results, bilingual instruction is the single most effective ESL program. However, these bilingual instruction programs are difficult to staff and have been the target of a number of disinformation campaigns designed to make them look worse than they actually are.

Date of Award

Spring 2007

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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