How Stories Shape Our Lives: Working effectively with language learners

This article by Bob Peterson and Kelley Salas stresses the importance of delivering curriculum in a way thats understandable to students who don’t have english as their first language. It gives tips on how to make communication with these students easier like speaking slowy, preparing EAL students ahead of time to participate in class lessons, avoid asking students if they understand infront of the whole class, and rely more on visual cues such as posters, videos, illustrated books. Working with small groups is one of the most important things that can yield a lot more benefits and understanding to EAL students.

 

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