Selecting The Type Of Learner Using English

1187 WordsMar 12, 20175 Pages
I appreciated the authors multiple ways of considering the type of learner using English. I have always thought of it as ELL – English Language Learner, specifically considering my personal experiences at school, which definitely creates a much more complex reading program to consider. The variables in reading is complex for the young English learners. There is much to consider such as the age, class size, curriculum and materials, delivery of instruction, trained teachers, amount of time to commit to English learning, learners first language knowledge, and the cost. When considering the variables it is understandable, why the responsibility of teaching TEYL, is complex. The scaffolding method instruction is necessary, to encourage…show more content…
Students new to the country with no English language attend the New Comers Center for the first year to begin learning the English. After one year at the center, the newcomer joins their peers in a regular school classroom and receive reading and language classes from trained ESL teachers. Again, once they obtain a level four language skill, the students stay in the regular core curriculum. However, they may still qualify to receive Title 1 reading services as either a strategic reader or an alternate core option. Depending on the data collected from reading assessments and universal screenings. Our ESL learners receive English learning daily for approximately 60 minutes daily with trained ESL teachers, affording the students the time required within a small group to focus on English language learning activities. Lessons and activities depends on the students developmental and understanding of the English language. Therefore, promoting a fun and safe learning environment supported by teachers creating an optimal learning experience. Once students have obtained a level of social and academic English language, services become less intense. Providing students the opportunity to be successful in other learning environments independently. Students learning pathways are determined according to the guidelines of the Response to Intervention model.
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