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Thursday, July 31, 2014

How to Effectively Teach English Language Learners (ELL)

How to Effectively Teach English Language Learners (ELL)


Many classrooms in today's world consist of students with special needs, and students that are not fluent in the English language. In order to ensure the success of English language learners there are many steps that should be taken. The first most important step that should be taken to guarantee the ELL's success is to make sure that the students respect each other's differences and do not discriminate against students' of special needs.

It is also significant to use language objectives in order to help an ELL student learn the English language; these objectives will help the student be able to learn the language better by focusing on vocabulary and other parts of the English language.
In order to effectively educate an ELL it is also helpful to have a student and the teacher complete and explain the classroom assignments so that the ELL has a visual instruction; this will help the student understand what they must do to complete the assignment.
Another step to ensure the ELL student's success is to be able to use the student's native language in order to make sure the student fully understands the assignment. The student's native language should not always be used because the student will not learn English this way, but it is important to be able to communicate in the student's native language if there is a problem that can not be understood in English.
A key step that needs to be taken into consideration is making sure ELL student's work together with other students; this is important because the other students will help teach the ELL students, and the students who are fluent in English will be able to learn from the ELL students as well.
It is imperative when teaching ELL students to base lessons on a theme; by doing this repetition of vocabulary can help the ELL students to learn English. Another important step is to use visual aids to reinforce vocabulary and establish a connection between the vocabulary and what it represents.
In order to teach ELLs efficiently it is good to use non verbal communication, and to not constantly correct students who depart from Standard English. It is vital to allow the students to try to communicate, and not to discourage them.
An additional extremely significant factor is making sure the students feel comfortable and involved; this will help the students want to learn. It is not easy to teach students that are not fluent in English, but it is important.
There are many factors and steps that can be taken in order to increase the level of education amongst English language learners, and it is important to educate these students in order to provide a better future for them and our world.

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