It is sad that we even still talk about this but we still need to share with schools that our English learners must get support in their home language to do better in English. Read more here: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/05/13/bilingual-students-need-support-in-their-native.html
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#3 was a biggie for me. Enjoy.
read the list here: http://www.ef.com/blog/language/you-know-youre-fluent-in-another-language-when/
As an English learner myself, I can relate to each one of the items… Reading the list brings back memories…
In my 3rd grade classroom, I use a variety of strategies to help English Learners learn English more quickly and retain new vocabulary. After learning French on my own time, I have discovered several strategies that have improved my French drastically.
1.) Using technology to enhance learning – Technology offers a different alternative to more traditional strategies such as direct instruction. When I learn French, I use apps such as Duolingo and Memrise to enhance my vocabulary. In the classroom, I give students the opportunity to use different apps to improve their language skills.
2.) Collaborate often with classmates in small groups. – By working in small groups, English Learners have the opportunity to improve their speaking skills because they have to work with their classmates to complete a specific task.
3.) Read books that are appropriate for their grade level. – When I study French, I read books and articles…
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