I am looking for some advice. In a regents level 9th grade Social Studies class I have four ELL students who are reluctant to speak English. Two students do not speak any English and the other two struggle with writing. All of the students are native Spanish speakers, but I do not speak much Spanish myself. Any advice on how to better help the four ESL students. It is a class of 25 students of varying levels (some with IEPs, some gifted and many in the middle). I have two students who are very comfortable speaking both English and Spanish and have paired them up with the ELL students, but it often seems like translating has resulted in the translators falling behind in the lesson. Any ideas and strategies on how to better reach the ELL students would be helpful.