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Discussion questions Describe how academic English differs from the English we use in everyday life.
What are some misconceptions people might have about academic language development? Does your school have an effective, comprehensive academic language curriculum in place? If not, how could you work with colleagues within your school to develop one? Scarcella, how might academic language instruction be designed to address the needs of both newcomer ELLs and long-term ELLs?
Based on what you heard today, can you describe skills other than vocabulary knowledge that are essential to academic language proficiency? What types of professional development activities do you think would be helpful to teachers who want to learn more about effective academic English instruction?
She has written over sixty scholarly publications on ESL teaching and L2 acquisition, edited numerous volumes, and written many methodology books and textbooks. In the last four years, she has provided teacher professional development workshops to over 10, elementary and secondary teachers.
What is academic language? How do we move our English language learners beyond survival English? Today we're going to talk about academic language for English language learners.
Joining me is Dr. It must be an important topic. Academic language is a language used in school context. It's the language of text. It's a language of prestige and power in the United States. And those who have acquired academic language tend to go on and become very successful in academic settings.
Unfortunately, those students who do not apply our academic language oftentimes fail and sometimes end up dropping out of school. I believe you brought an example to share with us.
I brought these two letters from my student Vaughn. Vaughn came from Vietnam at age five. And she went through all of our public schools.
And you can see that she wrote this letter because she was really distraught. Because she'd been placed in a beginning level English as a second language writing course at the University of California Irvine.
I was the Director of the Program. And she was my student. She did not want to be in this class. And so she wrote this letter. And she actually brought all her work from her high school.
And she had poetry to share with me. And she had essays and a variety of different written work. All of which was written in a very interesting style of informal, everyday English.
And so she wrote this beautiful letter saying that she had read many books, that she had written and spoken English since-she said-"since time I come to the U.
She always speaks English with her friends in the dorm, and she "reads many book," she writes.
I have competent in English. And so you then put her through a program of instruction. Even though she received straight A's in English in high school, I had to put her in my ESL academic English sequence of three courses. And at the end of the year, she wrote the second letter.
And so, in the second letter, you could tell the difference. You can see this amazing difference in her vocabulary, in her grammatical development, even in her rhetoric.
And then she goes on and she asks for a letter of recommendation.English Language. NorQuest College is a leader in English as a second language (ESL) training. We provide language training and intercultural education to hundreds of newcomers each year. Feb 20, · English learners assigned to dual language immersion were morelikely than their peers to be classified as English proficient by grade 6.
This effect was mostly attributed to English learner students whose native language matched the classroom partner language.
Common Core State StandardS for english Language arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and technical Subjects. The dictionary by Merriam-Webster is America's most trusted online dictionary for English word definitions, meanings, and pronunciation. #wordsmatter.
Parapal-Online is a great online source of interactive exercises for students of English as a second language. The exercises are varied in type and provide practice in general English, business English, and academic English.
3D Figures/Isometric Dot Paper. Draw three-dimensional figures on two-dimensional isometric dot paper. Try holding the cubes in different orientations so you can see the possibilities in both the three-dimensional "real world" and the two-dimensional representations on paper.