In the late 1980s and early 1990s everyone who was working with English as a second/additional language learners was working very hard to set up appropriate parameters for this relatively ‘new’ specialty area. In fact the Ministry of Education was so engaged in the process that it included an ESL Advisory Committee, an ESL Curriculum […]
Traditionally, the teaching of language in America has focused on decoding skills. This means splitting a part a word it to it phonemes. This is where the famous phonics programs came from. However, with ever reaction there is often a reaction. The reaction to the emphasis on decoding and phonics lead to the development of […]
Thelma Kathleen Buchholz Mort, Cape Peninsula University of Technology Molofo and Bulewani are training as teachers at a university in one of South Africa’s largest cities, Cape Town. Both young men come from rural backgrounds and English is not their first language. Their experiences of moving from a rural area to a city, and of […]
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This is a great chart and article that addresses some misconceptions we may have about teaching vocabulary. I came across an article a while back about teaching vocabulary. It’s always a challenge to teach, because usually most methods rely on rote memorization and drilling. Both of those methods a… Source: Ten Dos & Don’ts of […]
Originally posted on eslreagan: http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/ell-advocacy-selecting-right-issues-and-audiences ? I found this article while browsing for ELL advocacy news. I think it is a good article helping decipher what issues and audience to advocate for. I enjoyed the read.
Read more here Source: How Should Schools Support English Language Learners?
Originally posted on ESL Advocacy: http://www.fairtest.org/ell-challenge-shows-nclbs-absurdities
Originally posted on ESL Advocacy: A great article about what expectations are, how they are formed, and why having high expectations is important. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2014/05/06/what-setting-high-expectations-for-all-students-really-means/