English Language Learners : Education, Cognitive Abilities And English Proficiency

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English language learners are students who are unable to communicate fluently or learn effectively in English. They require specialized or modified instruction in both the English language and in their academic courses. As a future teacher I have the responsibility to provide adequate instruction that help build on students’ education, cognitive abilities and English proficiency. I will recognize and understand that ELL students come with their own language and culture. This is a benefit to their academic success. As a new Math teacher the biggest challenge that I will have to face is when it comes to bring language and math instruction together, because Math requires language proficiency to solve word problems, understanding and using…show more content…
For students who are learning a second language, school can represent a heavy task. As teachers we need to support them and pay attention to their language needs. There are many strategies and ways to educate English Language Learner students. However as educators we must first create an environment of respect and include English Language Learner students in our teaching lessons. We also need to provide them with meaningful and comprehensible lessons that will help them grown academically. My three major goals that I have for my ELL students is build on students ' background knowledge to increase comprehension, increase ELL students ' English language production and peer interaction, and increase ELL parent involvement. First of all, to accomplish my goals I have to create an environment in which students are motivated to learn no matter their culture, and language. Knowing students’ background is beneficial for them, because as teacher I can provide them with relevant background knowledge about a topic to be discussed in class. In addition to that, I can activate my students existing knowledge of a subject. As well, by knowing my students background knowledge, I can increase my students’ interests in learning. “Teachers can work creatively to elicit background knowledge from students on content topics in order to increase comprehension of the material” [ColorinColorado]. My plan to accomplish this goal will be first finding out basic facts
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