ESL for Children

One of the best times to teach someone a new skill, including a new language, is in the early development stages of childhood education. Rather than teaching a whole new set of rules for grammar, punctuation, structure and speech, young students are often able to pick up a new language as easily as their native tongues.

For those students who move to the United States from other parts of the world, there are ESL programs available in public and private schools. Teachers are trained to work with students at many different levels of development. One of the main goals of ESL education is to help students develop confidence in their verbal and written skills. Rather than feeling isolated by a language barrier, students involved in ESL education programs tend to develop a sense of community in a rather short period of time. In recent times, teachers have gotten rather creative in their ESL lesson plans. Rather than boring students with traditional spelling tests, grammar quizzes and essay writing assignments, teachers are using music, art and even theater to relate lesson plans to students from all over the world. I once heard of an ESL teacher providing her students with refrigerator magnets featuring English words, and letting them create poetry with them.

One of the most popular teaching tools for young ESL students is a list of commonly used words called "Dolch sight words." These words appear in more than 50 percent of the children's books on the market today. Many lesson plans incorporate the use of these words in creative ways. These lesson plans help students learn to recognize popular words by sight, and help to develop a rudimentary English vocabulary.

Fill out my online form.

English proficiency isn?t easy
Mr. Jones is mistaken in thinking that the local schools are doing a bad job. It just takes time. The test to be English proficient is very rigorous. I would bet that many kids who are English-only ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:06:00 GMT

Helping Former Foster Kids Pursue Higher Education
Tam Cao came to the U.S. at the age of 16 unable to speak English. She entered Hoover as a sophomore dreaming ... While the school year is winding down, food insecure kids who normally rely on school ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:22:00 GMT

The sudden transition to English in Grade 4 is a gross injustice for African-language speaking children
What we learned from the Trump family?s London vacation Alleged assassins say 'some lady' sent them to attack SABC exec: report President Ramaphosa, we congratulate you on the formation of our new ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 09 Jun 2019 09:05:38 GMT

Students get early exposure to language, classroom structure at summer ESL camp
We see a huge difference when they have an opportunity." Check out this story on ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 20 Jun 2019 06:41:00 GMT

English pastor: LGBT indoctrination of kids is ?state-sponsored child abuse?
WICKERSLEY, England, June 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ? An Anglican vicar has made headlines by stating publicly that LGBT indoctrination of children at school is a form of child abuse. The Reverend Peter ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:41:00 GMT

Recreation, English Classes and Legal Aid Cut for Migrant Children
The Trump administration said it would no longer fund recreation, English classes or legal services for thousands of immigrant children housed at shelters around the country. The U.S. Department of ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 06 Jun 2019 16:21:00 GMT

Cyber-Bullying In English Schools \'Worst In The World\' ? Here\'s How To Help Your Child
Overall, 21% of English school heads said intimidation or bullying ... we have to ?find out and learn more about what our children are getting up to while online?. So do your research, as much as you ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 20 Jun 2019 03:24:00 GMT

Shelters For Immigrant Kids Face Financial Strain
You are currently accessing National Journal from IP access. Please login to access this feature. If you have any questions, please contact your Dedicated Advisor. ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:21:00 GMT

Chinese parents are paying for their kids to learn English from US online tutors. Here\'s how the job works
Every morning at 5 a.m., Autmn Fletcher walks into her home office in Monmouth, Illinois, and switches on her laptop, just in time to teach English to Chinese children arriving home after school in ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 11 Jun 2019 03:18:00 GMT

English head teachers report highest level of cyber bullying in global survey
He added: ?I don?t think English schools and the schools system have yet the ... In England 2,376 teachers of children aged 11-14, and 157 heads completed the Talis questionnaires. ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 19 Jun 2019 06:51:41 GMT

English Referendums and Scotch Voters
In general, Scottish nationalism lacks the right-wing populist edge associated with most European nationalism, as well as with the English Brexiteers ... teachers wrangled groups of children. There, I ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 19 Jun 2019 07:17:00 GMT

Cutting classes, exercise for migrant kids? Trump makes children pawns in dangerous game.
Trump officials are legally obligated to nurture migrant children, not harm their chance for healthy ... the Office of Refugee Resettlement will cut English, math, science and reading classes, along ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 20 Jun 2019 03:00:00 GMT