#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…
It is an urgent matter to prepare schools for immigrant and immigrant children. Excerpt:
The nation’s foreign-born population is projected to reach 78 million by 2060, making up 18.8 percent of the total U.S. population, according to new Census Bureau population projections. So there’s no time like the present for improving intervention and support systems for immigrant-origin children and their families.
Read more here: http://www.edcentral.org/immigrant-originchildren/
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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Read more about the importance of global competence in “Diversity drives demand for global lessons” here http://www.districtadministration.com/article/diversity-drives-demand-global-lessons
Here is a handy little video by one of my classmates. She collaborated with her school’s ESL teacher to produce this informational bit on how to better understand ACCESS scores.
Here’s a video created by one of my wonderful classmates. She’s very articulate and does a great job explaining the reasons why we should use assessment with ELLs as well as how to do so.
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