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English for Speakers of Other Languages
Limited English Proficiency
English as a Second Language
English Language Leaner
Florida Consent Decree
states that teachers are expected to know and understand ESOL terminology and teaching strategies and plan and teach appropriate and effective lessons.
Home Language Survey
the document given to parents that determines whether a student qualifies as a LEP and needs ESOL services.
Home or Native Language
the language primarily used by the parents of the LEP student
committee consisting of ESOL teacher, home language teacher, administrator, guidance counselor, social worker, school psychologist, parents, and others as designated.
States must annually assess all LEP students.
ESOL Main Goal
develop a student's proficiency in English and academic potential.
student leave their regular classroom and go to a ESOL resource classroom at least one class per day.
Students don't leave the regular classroom but have assistance come to them throughout the day in the form of a para-professional or ESOL teacher.
ELL understands and receives new language, but is unable to produce little or no expressed language often known as silent period
fifth stage of predictability Comparable to native speakers in social and academic situations.
BICS- Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills
social language skills used to communicate in a social environment. takes about 6 months to 2 years (a shorter time than academic language).
CALP- Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency
language skills required for academic achievement. This usually takes 5-7 years to acquire because there is not as much context and the language is content specific.
using two languages or dialects in one phrase such as "Hola, Ms. Brown."
extending a grammatical rule inappropriately such as, "I flied in the airplane." demonstrates an understanding of the rule but not of the exceptions.
the appropriate language for the setting and relationship of the speakers. For example, different ones are used when speaking to friends (casual ) or when speaking to a teacher (formal).
two words from different languages that look and have similar meanings
ESOL students are in a self-contained class for most of the day.
Bilingual or home language instruction
students spend part of the school day being taught in their home language.
ESOL students are grouped by ability and assigned to the same classroom.
student begin to use one word or short phrases to communicate and gain a receptive vocabulary of about 1000 words. Could take 6 months to reach.
third stage of predictability student will use short phrases and sentences to express thoughts. They will acquire a receptive vocabulary of about 7000 words and has an expressive vocabulary of about 3000 words. Could take 1-3 years to reach. Speak in sentences
focuses on the student's ability to engage in discourse, use social skills of language, with about 12,000 words in receptive vocabulary and about 6000 words in expressive vocabulary. Could take 3-4 years to reach.
expressions particular to a given language that cannot be literally translated for the correct, intended meaning. (Ex: He let the cat out of the bag.) Are very difficult for second language learners to comprehend
secondary students attend classes designed for their needs.
receptive language skills
require reading and listening
components of natural approach
-limited error correction
-use of realia
-lowered affective filter
sheltered english approach
teachers use manipulatives and hands-on learning to help ESOL students construct meaning and greater understanding of content.
students acquire new vocabulary through experiences and associations with words, because the words are used in meaningful ways and contexts.
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