Academic English Language Learners - A Change in Perspective What if instead of attempting to classify students into categories of English language learners and trying to determine who qualifies for extra support etc..., we simply view ALL students as Academic English Learners – no additional categorization needed?
Academic English Language Learners - A Proposed Solution If we could shift mainstream teachers' mindset, what would change in how instructions were given, how learning materials would be chosen and developed, how activities would be laid out, how assessments would be created … would any student’s language needs be ignored? Is it possible to meet the language needs of ALL students (ESL, EAL, native speakers ... ) in a classroom and ensure all learners can access the curriculum?
Our ESL eBooks & Accompanying Teaching Resources Our ESL collection of eBooks is designed to help your upper primary & middle school children consolidate classroom learning at home or at school, and links to common themes being covered in the classroom, as well as covering cultural aspects of life in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Australia.
ESL Students and Specialist Classes In previous schools I have worked at ESL students have been provided with support during mainstream classes, whether from the classroom teacher themselves or from ESL teachers, but support was not provided during specialist classes, such as P.E., Music, etc., and my question is, why not? And if we do not provide support for ESL students during specialist classes, what are the consequences?
Why Our FSL eBooks and Literature Circles Programs Were Created While I was teaching FSL, I was provided with textbooks which were fantastic in many ways – the vocabulary and grammar activities were helpful tools – but the one thing I always felt I was lacking was reading material for the students. So I began creating my own FSL eBooks. Read to find out more about the resources ...
Our FSL eBooks & Accompanying Teaching Resources Our FSL collection of eBooks and accompanying resources are ideal for use in upper primary and middle school classrooms and link to common themes being covered in the classroom, as well as covering cultural aspects of life in Canada, France, Martinique and Senegal. Learn more about our unique French program.
How to Link Your MFL Curriculum to the IPC Developing a Modern Foreign Language (MFL) curriculum that links to the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is feasible, worthwhile, and hugely impactful on consolidating student learning as students will see concepts repeated differently in multiple languages. Rates of learning a foreign language improve because students are hearing and seeing familiar concepts and vocabulary repeated in the MFL classes. Learn tips on how this can be accomplished at your school.
How to Help Your Foreign Language Students Improve Their Speaking & Listening Skills Are you looking for ways to help your students improve their speaking and listening skills in a foreign language? Check out some of our favourite fun, low-prep ideas!
Making the Language Connections in Modern Foreign Language Classes Learn why Modern Foreign Language (MFL) classes should not be seen as stand-alones, but rather as part of a student’s whole language learning journey.