ERIC Number: EJ709112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-22
Promoting Language Acquisitions: Technology and English Language Learners
Childhood Education, v81 n2 p113 Win 2004
Today, a plethora of Web sites and software packages are designed specifically for English language learners, and not only are most teacher candidates well-versed in how to use technology, they are likely familiar with numerous software programs that are appropriate to use with children. Although teacher candidates may be well-trained in how to use technology, they are often unfamiliar with software and techniques for working with English language learners who may be enrolled in their regular education classroom. With the population of English language learners increasing, teachers without training in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) students may have ESL students in their classroom. For this reason, it is imperative that all teachers be familiar with strategies for working with English language learners. An ESL coordinator and a first-grade ESL/bilingual teacher are interviewed to gain their perspectives on computer software that is used in the classroom for meeting the needs of English language learners. This articles gives the details of that interview.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Educational Technology, Computer Software, Bilingual Teachers, English (Second Language), Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Student Needs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A