ERIC Number: EJ775906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan-1
Reference Count: 0
Brown, Donna M.
Teacher Magazine, v14 n4 p39-40 Jan 2003
For 10 years, the author taught a high school Fundamentals of English class designed for juniors and seniors who needed special accommodations--individualized instruction, time for reading aloud, a pace that's slower than the norm. About half were learning English as a second language. Some of these students spoke Bosnian, Laotian, Russian, or Vietnamese, but the majority came from homes where Spanish was the mother tongue. After teaching the class for more than six years, the author decided to study Spanish for her own enrichment. Here, the author shares her experience with the students as she continued to struggle with her new language.
Descriptors: English (Second Language), High School Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Student Relationship, Language of Instruction, Cultural Awareness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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