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Mar 9, 2018 · Teaching English Language Learners: A Complex Endeavor. A teacher seeks out the best approaches to teaching English to non-native speakers, the fastest growing student population in the U.S. By Carly Berwick.
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- Cultivate Relationships and Be Culturally Responsive. No surprise here. A successful classroom, our educators agreed, is one in which students feel known, appreciated, and comfortable taking emotional and intellectual risks.
- Teach Language Skills Across the Curriculum. English language learners should not be learning the fundamentals of English in isolation; they should be applying their developing language skills to rich academic content in all subjects.
- Emphasize Productive Language. The educators I interviewed agreed that productive language skills—hard-to-master dimensions of language fluency like speaking and writing—should be front and center from day one, even if students feel hesitant about them.
- Speak Slowly—and Increase Your Wait Time. Easier said than done. Still, many of the teachers I spoke to said this simple change is vital. You can record yourself speaking in class to measure your cadence, and adjust.
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Journal of English Learner Education. The first article in the Summer 2023 issue by Dr. Eugenia Krimmel, "Accelerate Beginner English Learner’s Writing Skills From Day One," addresses the customary practice of delaying teaching of writing for Beginner English Learners (BELs), which often results in slowing writing development.