Basic Interpersonal Communicative Skills ( Calp )

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1. Compare and contrast BICS and CALP. Name one point that you think teachers should know about second language acquisition.
Basic Interpersonal Communicative Skills (BICS) refers to a student’s ability to understand basic conversational English, sometimes called social language. Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) refers to a student’s ability to effectively understand and use the more advanced and complex language necessary for success in academic endeavors, sometimes referred to as academic language.
The difference between this two is that BISCS is a more easy way of communication because is base on a regular and basic language. CALP refers to a more technical vocabulary and comprehension of an advance language.
One-point teachers should be aware of language acquisition is that the child ability to participate in a classroom may be affect because of the lack of communication, must of the time students that are second language learners tend to stay quite and demonstrate lack of understanding. It is important to identify these students to be able to approach and teach them adequately.

2. Think about a lesson that you might teach. Briefly describe it and at least four types of sheltered instructional supports you might provide for your ELL students.
When teaching a lesson about seasons I would have the students seat at the rug in a circle. I would start talking about the name of each season and what happen with the weather during that time. To help the ELL
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