SEL That Helps ELL Students Thrive

Adapting to a new culture, language, and school environment presents unique challenges for ELLs, which is why the right best social emotional learning curriculum for ELL students applies proven SEL tools and strategies, laying a foundation for success — at school and beyond.

Beyond Language Acquisition

Language skills are critical — but so is a sense of belonging for ELL students. Mawi Learning’s ELL courses empower students to build academic skills, gain confidence, and realize their full potential.

Mawi Learning’s evidence-based social emotional learning curriculum is comprised of proven English language learner resources, featuring practical tools that help students thrive during times of change. Our Turbo Toolkit enables ELL students to adapt to new learning environments by successfully using their SEL skills to navigate unfamiliar experiences.

Mawi Learning’s SEL for ELL curriculum offers powerful SEL tools — called Turbo Tools — that students apply daily as they increase their language skills.

Promoting student well-being, greater cultural fluency, and language acquisition, Mawi Learning’s courses enable educators to cultivate a positive, welcoming environment. ELL students flourish by developing their ability to:

  • Take pride in their cultural heritage
  • Work well with ELL and non-ELL peers
  • Adapt to a new learning environment
  • Advocate for their needs in the classroom
  • Take charge of their learning
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Build a strong network
  • Gain confidence in their speaking abilities

SEL Courses that Boost Academic Achievement:

Available hardcopy companion journal

Blended delivery option

Fully online delivery option

Teacher extension resources available

Course

Available hardcopy companion journal Blended delivery option Fully online delivery option Teacher extension resources available

Super ELL

GRADE: 7-12

LENGTH: 10 lessons

STANDARDS: WIDA levels 2-3; video language summaries in Creole and Spanish

Designed to meet the unique SEL needs of ELL students, Super ELL focuses on training students in taking initiative, setting goals, and resolving conflict. Convenient and flexible, the Super ELL course offers interactive self-checks and authentic assessments that help students master new SEL skills. The course supports both ELL classrooms or ELL students in mainstream classrooms, for both push-in and pull-out models.

Course

Available hardcopy companion journal Blended delivery option Fully online delivery option Teacher extension resources available

Super Student

GRADE: 7-12; WIDA levels 2-3

LENGTH: 19 lessons

STANDARDS: WIDA levels 2-3; video language summaries in Creole and Spanish

The Super Student course provides ELL students with tools to develop the social emotional skills that are required for academic growth. Students learn how to handle stress, use SEL tools for effective time management, and to set goals to advance their language acquisition and academic achievement. By the end of this course, students will have the skills and confidence to direct their own academic futures.

Course

Blended delivery option Fully online delivery option Teacher extension resources available

Super ELL Elementary

GRADE: K-5

LENGTH: 18 lessons

STANDARDS: Common Core National Standards, Appropriate for Newcomers, WIDA Levels 1-3, full audio and text translations in Spanish, Arabic and English

Whether it’s taught to the whole class, a small group, or independently, Super ELL Elementary unlocks the potential of younger ELL students. Students learn to develop a growth mindset, establish strong relationships, and build pride in their culture, all while strengthening their language skills. Super ELL Elementary offers strong support for blended implementation, with language support for students in Spanish and Arabic as well as resources for parents and teachers.