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Do's & Don'ts For Teaching English-Language Learners

Do's & Don'ts For Teaching English-Language Learners
The number of English-Language Learners in the United States is growing rapidly, including many states that have not previously had large immigrant populations. As teachers try to respond to the needs of these students, here are a few basic best practices that might help. We have found that consistently using these practices makes our lessons more efficient and effective. Modeling Do model for students what they are expected to do or produce, especially for new skills or activities, by explaining and demonstrating the learning actions, sharing your thinking processes aloud, and showing good teacher and student work samples. Don't just tell students what to do and expect them to do it. Rate of Speech and Wait Time Do speak slowly and clearly, and provide students with enough time to formulate their responses, whether in speaking or in writing. Don't speak too fast, and if a student tells you they didn't understand what you said, never, ever repeat the same thing in a louder voice!

Strategies and Resources for Supporting English-Language Learners "The hardest part of living in a different country is the language barrier. Because you know you have to learn the language in order to survive." – Betina Johnson Being an English-language learner in the United States is no honeymoon. Efforts to support ELLs have often been well meaning but misinformed. Indeed, a lot of assumptions about how to serve ELLs need to be checked. UC Berkeley experts Margaret Bridge and Bruce Fuller offer three examples of these faulty assumptions: The expectation that Mexican-American English-language learners would enter U.S. schools with inadequate social competence turned out not to be realized. What About Grammar Drills? Everyone agrees that ELLs need help in mastering "the basics" of grammar usage. Non-Negotiable Vocabulary for ELLs to Study Below are a list of websites and books that suggest ways to support ELLs. Websites to Support English-language Learners English Grammar Word Builder offers printable lesson plans, grammar rules, and online exercises.

50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of the help they can get! Thankfully, many excellent resources for ELL and ESL exist online, from full-service websites to reference tools and communities, all designed to make the task of educating ELL students just a little bit easier and more effective. We’ve scoured the Internet to share 50 of the best of these resources, and we hope you’ll find lots of valuable content and tools through these incredibly useful links for ELL educators. Websites Resource tools, printables, and other great stuff for ELL educators are all available on these sites. Articles & Advice Check out resource lists, journal articles, and ideas for best practices in ELL on these links. Organizations Take advantage of the great opportunities and resources available from these organizations that benefit ELL teachers. Learning Resources Teaching Resources Reference Communities & Blogs

11 Of The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English It’s no secret that YouTube is an English language learner’s best friend. Because ESL/ELL teachers have been willing to turn the cameras on themselves, you can find thousands of lessons to help improve your English. However, sometimes it’s difficult to know where the true gold is among all the videos that show up in searches. Hopefully this list of 11 YouTube channels can help steer you toward some of the best ESL/ELL content YouTube has to offer in 2014. 11 Of The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English 1) British Council LearnEnglish This is the official YouTube channel of the British Council. 2) Anglo-Link Run by Minoo Short of the UK, this channel provides lessons that are several minutes long and focus on subjects such as phrasal verbs, vocabulary, and listening skills. 3) JenniferESL When you learn English with Jennifer, you feel like you’re learning from a caring mentor. 4) Rachel’s English Rachel knows American pronunciation.

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Aprendizaje del Inglés como Segundo Idioma [in English] Según los demógrafos, para el decenio del 2030, los estudiantes que aprenden inglés como segundo idioma (ELL-English Language Learners) totalizarán aproximadamente el 40% de la población de edad escolar en los Estado Unidos. En algunas regiones ya se excede esta extrapolación, por ejemplo en California el 60%-70% de los escolares hablan un idioma que no es el inglés como su idioma principal. Durante el periodo 1995-2005, se calcula que la población de origen asiático aumente con mayor rapidez que ningún otro grupo en todas las regiones de los Estados Unidos, principalmente en la región occidental del país. Estos hechos tienen gran influencia en la manera en que los niños aprenden, y en la manera en que los patólogos del habla y el lenguaje (también llamados en español logopedas, fonoaudiólogos o terapeutas del habla) efectúan su trabajo. En un ejemplo típico, se envía a una niña a un patólogo del habla y el lenguaje porque tiene dificultades académicas. Fenómenos normales