ESL Instruction

For many people, America truly is the land of opportunity. People move to the United States for business opportunities, freedom from oppression, and the pursuit of a higher standard of living. For years, millions of people from all over the world have come to cities large and small seeking the American Dream. One of the great things about American immigration policy is the commitment to teaching English as a second language in public facilities. Many students come to the United States with little or no knowledge of the English language. These students speak other languages in their homes, and often move into ethnic communities where their native tongue is spoken. One of the only ways to find work or seek higher levels of education is to learn English. Depending on your age and your level of previous experience with the English language, there are a number of different ESL programs to choose from. Some programs for adults specialize in teaching students how to write college admissions essays, apply for jobs, and even take citizenship tests. These specific courses are offered in most communities, and are often free of charge.

Some of the best teachers in the country specialize in teaching English as a second language. Many teachers speak a second language, which makes the lines of communication that much more open. As you have probably heard, most people don't go into the field of education for the money or the fame. People who teach English to speakers of other languages are some of the most patient and thorough teachers in the country today. ESL students of all levels reap the benefits of these compassionate and qualified teachers every day. Those teachers who choose to teach English in other countries can have the benefit of exploring foreign lands.


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Response: "Unlocking the Common Core" With English Language Learners
We can help ELLs by paying attention to the Common Core key shifts in the English language arts and for teaching literacy across the content areas. The shift to increasing informational text for all students is paired with the call for decreasing the ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 16 Jun 2018 16:26:00 GMT

Curriculum Associates? i-ReadyŽ Instruction Aligns to WIDA PRIME V2 Correlation Criteria for English Language Learners
Third-party review of the online reading and mathematics program identifies how i-Ready represents the components of the English Language Development Standards and WIDA Standards Framework for EL students in Grades K?8 Curriculum Associates? i-Ready ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 17 Jun 2018 07:02:00 GMT

\'Living in direct provision is teaching us to be dependent, and weak\'
Living in direct provision is teaching us to be dependent ... ?I am sad to see kids born in Ireland, who, because they live in isolation, speak no English,? Emily says. My daughter was born here. Why is she not Irish? (The 2004 Twenty-Seventh Amendment ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:17:00 GMT

MMSD grapples with rising number of English language learners as the state rolls out new federal mandates
Aside from student composition, the instructional models are the same for both programs, with bilingual teachers delivering instruction in English and the other language. For both DBE and DLI kindergarten students who have joined the district since the ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 14 Jun 2018 04:19:00 GMT

Study shows approach can help English learners improve at math word problems
published a study in the Journal of Teacher Education and Special Education that uses comprehension strategy instruction with 78 English learner students in a West Coast school district. Scores and achievement improved for the students, indicating the ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:56:00 GMT

Teaching data journalism ? fast and slow
In 2010 at the start of a class at a London university I asked the room ? over 150 postgraduate students from a dozen different journalism courses ? how many had studied a humanities subject such as English ... I look at ?teaching data journalism ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:04:00 GMT

ESL program makes second language a first priority
According to the Alabama Department of Education, most of the state?s K-12 English-language learners (ELLs) primarily speak Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Chinese. "Teaching English is one of the most rapidly growing businesses around the world."
Publ.Date : Thu, 14 Jun 2018 11:45:00 GMT

English not only binds us, but it can ease America?s identity crisis
learning English while also mastering core subjects in English and their native language. Another strategy is two-way dual-language instruction, which involves both English and non-English speakers. For example, native English-speakers learn academic ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:35:00 GMT

English At Large Hosts Learner Graduation Event
Hosted at the Lexington Historic Depot, the event featured a formal ceremony to acknowledge the efforts of 50 learner graduates from 18 different communities who completed up to 200 hours of English language instruction to support the achievement of their ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:40:00 GMT

3 Tips to Incorporate Social-Emotional Learning Into Everyday Literacy Instruction
Literacy instruction can serve as a model of how to do just that ... In fact, whatever you?re already reading in English, science or history may showcase incredible acts of resilience. In addition to discussing individuals? accomplishments, try ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:44:00 GMT