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ERIC Number: EJ976335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
The Physical Educator as a Language Teacher for English Language Learners
Gomez, Conrado L.; Jimenez-Silva, Margarita
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v25 n4 p14-17 Mar-Apr 2012
The linguistic diversity in schools is increasing throughout the United States and as state and federal accountability increases in the instruction of English language learners (ELLs), many teachers who never before were asked to work with ELLs are now required to contribute to the education of these students. In some states, all education majors, regardless of their specialization, have to take courses aimed at training them how to design instruction that is academically and linguistically appropriate for ELLs. Consequently, physical education teachers are increasingly expected to be familiar with pedagogy that makes content comprehensible for students learning English as a second language (ESL) to facilitate both content knowledge and language acquisition. As instructors of courses that prepare teachers to work with ELLs, the authors are often asked by physical educators how they can be effective in meeting ELLs' needs. Therefore, this article provides physical educators with the skills necessary to incorporate activities that develop language in the physical education classroom. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States