The contents of this course have been developed by staff at the Understanding Language Initiative. Understanding Language’s vision is to increase college, career, and community readiness for all students – especially English language learners (ELLs) – by transforming the quality of their educational experiences. The organization’s mission is to support educators and policymakers in transforming systems to advance equity for ELLs by illuminating the symbiotic ways students learn language and academic content. Housed at Stanford University and led by the nation’s leading English language learning and content area experts, Understanding Language (UL) is uniquely positioned with the research expertise, knowledge, relationships and partnerships to help educators successfully teach language and content together. The authors of the resources in this course include: Maria Santos, Kenji Hakuta, Steven Weiss, Richard Curci, and Annie Camey Kuo.