ERIC Number: EJ818281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Reference Count: 4
Success with ELLs
DelliCarpini, Margo, Ed.
English Journal, v98 n2 p98-101 Nov 2008
Working with English language learners (ELLs) in the English classroom brings a new layer to the teaching process for many teachers. Frequently they have had little coursework on effective practices for ELLs, and--without proper support--they can find themselves in a situation similar to some ELLs: sink or swim. Some English teachers mistakenly believe ELLs in their classes require an entirely different curriculum. This need not be the case at all. Simply modifying existing lessons can be one effective way to include ELLs in the curriculum and simultaneously support their acquisition of English content and English language. While every English class and every English teacher is different, there are some common classroom features that work for all students. In this article, the author discusses some features of a successful ELL classroom.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), English Teachers, Mainstreaming, Teacher Education, Cultural Awareness, Classroom Techniques
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