Strategies for Teaching Science to English Language Learners exerpt from chapter 24 In42 percent of American public school students were of racial or ethnic minorities, up 22 percent from 30 years before. Most of this increase in diversity was due to immigration from Latin America and Asia, and with this increase in ethnic diversity came a corresponding increase in linguistic diversity. In this section we reference ELL strategies and activities that are found throughout this book. The science classroom is often a frustrating place for English language learners.
Innovative and rapidly emerging topics are covered, such as immersion teaching, picturebooks in the EFL classroom and English with pre-primary children.
Primary English and Critical Issues: Language Development in Young Learners: Academics and researchers alike will find rich and profound information about the scientific background, while teachers and teacher trainers are given the opportunity to develop their knowledge about potential teaching practices in the classroom As a result the book has significantly enriched the still new and yet rapidly expanding field of teaching English to young learners.
No overview of this field would be complete without some discussion of Clil, technology and assessment, and these topics are all represented Janice Bland has assembled some of the most interesting researchers working on European contexts The editor should especially be commended for the skilful way in which the book is organised The accessible language, clear and comprehensible argumentation, tackling of timely subjects, and inclusion of numerous practical suggestions are likely to ensure a wide readership for this edited volume, one that will include students, future and current teachers, scholars, parents, and anyone interested in the latest developments in EYL.
While the specific focus of the volume is on the learning of English, many of the chapters are relevant to the learning of any foreign language in children between the ages of three and twelve.
The volume provides a much needed international perspective, including different contexts of learning and different types of teaching approaches and tasks.
Each chapter presents current thinking and research on central themes within English as a foreign language for young learners and consequently provides a rich resource for anyone involved in foreign language education. I will be recommending it to my students. The studies presented herein cover a wide range of critical issues — both theoretical and practical — in a highly comprehensive and accessible manner.
I strongly recommend this book to educators, researchers, and students who are interested in working with young English learners. The rich collection of informative chapters also provides a major opportunity for the widening of the reader's horizons by reflecting a diversity of teaching contexts and drawing on research which addresses key themes and issues in language teaching to children in the 3 — 12 years age range.
An important focus throughout the book is on the holistic development of the child and that, in addition to linguistic outcomes; language learning brings important emotional, cognitive, social, affective and social gains as well as the development of intercultural understanding.
Another focus is the importance of the multifaceted role the teacher plays and the linguistic and methodological competencies they require to create optimum conditions for language learning. A third focus is how different modes of input — oral storytelling, poetry, picturebooks, technology, drama and play, can engage and motivate children in their ever-longer language learning journeys at school.
With its focus on school settings and its multi-disciplinary approach, it offers insights into aspects of EYL that are fundamental but often neglected such as intercultural learning, pre-primary English, the role of formulaic language and holistic learning. Highly recommended to anyone with an interest in EYL in Europe and beyond.
This comprehensive collection of articles fosters international collaboration among leading academics and researchers involved in key fields of teaching English as a foreign language to young learners, which makes the publication attractive to a large readership worldwide.
On the basis of current theories and empirical research, the authors discuss purposes, practices, competences, participants and contexts of foreign language teaching, learning and use.
Key scholars with different areas of expertise provide latest ideas and innovative concepts on the topics. The focus is on linking theory and practice to transmit profound knowledge and introduce important teaching approaches to university students, university lecturers, experienced teachers and career starters.
It is extraordinary useful for exam preparation on central young-learner topics such as task-based learning in the primary school, storytelling, vocabulary development, intercultural understanding in the primary school, CLIL scenarios with young learners, drama with children in the English language classroom and assessment.
2. Get students to draw each word and give them 10 seconds per word. 3. In groups, students predict what the story is about and then write a short story using their predictions.
4. A simple word recognition activity that works well with very young learners. Sentence Relay Elementary+. A good group activity that's good for practicing writing, speaking and listening.
Fun Writing Activities Activities for Toddlers Kids writing Pre writing Summer Activities Writing skills Toddler Preschool Preschool Learning Preschool activities Forward Writing activities for toddlers (working on finger muscles), preschool (learning letters) and school age kids (inspiring a love of writing).
Today’s letter is G! Students need a lot of review and repetition to learn letters.
I created the Today’s Letter Songs to help young English learners (ESL, EFL) in this process. You can use these songs and videos to introduce a letter, or to review.
Activities that typically challenge the attention span of young learners, such as sitting quietly and listening for long periods, and printing neatly on fine-lined paper, should be limited.
Visit the Macmillan English website, link opens in new window Onestopenglish is a teacher resource site, part of Macmillan Education, one of the world’s leading publishers of English language teaching materials.