Building Relationships Between High School English Learning Students and English-Speaking Students


by : 
Elizabeth G. and Parker V.


Many people migrate to the Bay Area for a better future, education, and opportunities. When faced with a drastic change in their community, it is hard for many of them to find a community they can connect. This void causes many students new to the U.S. to feel isolated and alone, further affecting their ability to make new connections with peers and adjust to the new curriculum. Although programs are available to help students through their transition, not all new students can thrive or feel confident enough to ask for help. This research project will create a safe place for ELL (English Language Learners) students to make connections and prevent the divide that is commonly associated with new students by introducing a buddy-class system.