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ELL writing skills: Cultural patterns stand out. In my previous article about ELL writing skills, I showed how patterns of writing differ across cultures.

ELL writing skills: Cultural patterns stand out

Many ESL writers follow a rhetorical pattern in their L1 that differs from English rhetorical patterns. Let's continue by looking at examples of writing in various cultures. Arabic Here is another example of Arabic writing from an Arabic autobiographical novel, "Al-Khandaq al-Ghamiq" by Suhail Idriss. There are no errors, but the rhetorical system is different from that of English. (Idea 1-games) He and his eldest brother, Fawzi, would gather the neighborhood children together and (description 1-leadership) organize a program of games for them.

The story continues with a description of harsh former schoolmaster. Korean In this example adapted from Robert B. Definition of College Education (Defines college, not college education.) Thai This article is about a thrift store in the United States that has become a way of life for many college students. Vietnamese Chinese. Games for Learning English, Vocabulary, Grammar Games, Activities, ESL. Listening. Listening Lessons Dogs, Dogs, Dogs - Idioms and phrases using the word 'Dog'.

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Get the phone! - A listening exercise. Listen to the phone conversation and then answer the questions. Listening Exercise: The Birthday Party - A listening exercise. Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab - For English as a Second Language. Language Teaching Research by Randall S. Davis. Back to About Randall | Randall's Curriculum Vita This page contains a limited selection of articles I published or co-authored between 1993 and 1998-2004 on language teaching.

Language Teaching Research by Randall S. Davis

I have summarized the contents of each below. You are welcome copy, use, and distribute the article in its present form for non-profit and educational purposes, but contact me at randall@esl-lab.com for permission to modify or reproduce for other journals, newsletters, etc. [Back to the Cyber Listening Lab | Back to Randall's Research Page]

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English Language Learner Module Series. English Language Learner (ELL) Modules Click here to register Course 1: Linguistic, Legal, and Academic Considerations for English Language Learners 1 Hour The numbers of English Language Learners (ELLs) in public schools across Illinois and the United states is increasing at dramatic rates. 189,926 students were enrolled in Illinois ELL programs for school year 2007-08.

English Language Learner Module Series

Illinois School Code is very specific regarding the education of English Language Learners. Please read and refer to the following link for Illinois School Code ILSC 14C 1-13 regarding the legislation particular to language minority students.

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Assessment. Chalkbeat. After fall to an F, trial and error helps Nora rebound Over the course of a year or two, schools like Nora Elementary can find themselves with an entirely new and challenging focus as they discover their new No. 1 job is teaching non-native speakers the English language. 10 inspiring minutes on education, freedom and the American dream Chalkbeat brought together four people featured in this series for a panel discussion.

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Watch these 10 minutes of highlights and be prepared to be moved. Video: Advocates for English learners discuss challenges of teaching immigrant students If you missed the "New City, New Language, New School" program organized by Chalkbeat, WFYI and the Indianapolis Star at the Indianapolis Public Library, watch it here. A message for teachers of immigrant children: You make a difference When an Indianapolis school meets new students from Burma, there is a lot the teachers, staff and their new classmates can’t imagine about the students' life experiences.

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3 C's ESL Tools and Strategies - Home Page. TOEFL: Home. Lesson resources. Cultural. WIDA. MIDTESOL Membership Website - Login. Meeting. My Best of series. I’ve separated my “The Best…” lists here by topics.

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A number of the lists, though, can fit into multiple categories, so it still might be useful to scan all of them. The Websites Of The Year page on this blog, on the other hand, has these lists in the chronological order in which they’ve been written. Please note that I continually update and revise all of the lists. The best way to search is using “Control + F” on your keyboard. The Best Resources Discussing The Importance Of Art In Education — Help Me Find More CLASSROOM PRACTICEWhen A “Good” Class Goes “Bad” (And Back To “Good” Again!)

The Best Websites For Students Exploring Jobs and CareersThe Best Sites For Learning Economics & Practical Money SkillsThe Best Websites To Teach & Learn Life SkillsThe Best Sites For Students To Create BudgetsThe Best Sites To Learn About The U.S. The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2012 — Part Two The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s In 2012 — Part Two. ELL/ESL: Getting Started - Set Up an Effective ELL/ESL Classroom. Getting Started - Set Up an Effective ELL/ESL Classroom Tobey Bassoff The primary goals of an ESL classroom are to make students feel accepted and safe, while building their English language skills. To this end, I offer a few suggestions when building your classroom to meet the needs of the ESL student: 1) Label everything.