Category Archives: Bilingualism

Bilingual Students Need Support in Their Native Language

BroadyELT

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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Book: Look at me When I Talk to You

BroadyELT

A presentation of the book content created by one of my fantastic graduate students…

Look at Me When I Talk to You

I like this book for a number of different reasons and recommend it to any ESL teachers

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About Being Bilingual…YOU KNOW YOU’RE FLUENT IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE WHEN…

#3 was a biggie for me. Enjoy.

BroadyELT

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…

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So true

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/how-the-language-you-speak-changes-your-view-of-the-world-10212854.html

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Five Effective Strategies for Supporting English Language Learners in the Classroom

Natalie Platon

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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