Applying Soto and CALLA in the Classroom Analytical Essay by winterbaby

Applying Soto and CALLA in the Classroom
This paper discusses strategies to use in the classroom for ESL and special education students.
# 147550 | 2,184 words | 4 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on May 12, 2011 in Education (Special) , Education (ESL) , Sociology (Multiculturalism) , Education (Multiculturalism)

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In this article, the writer notes that the CALLA Handbook by Chamot and O'Malley and "Making a Difference in the Lives of Bilingual/Bicultural Children", edited by Soto, both promote better and more comprehensive teaching for students whose first language is different than that of their instructional language in school. The writer maintains that frequently the American school system has failed these children by not providing the services they need or by teaching in a way that makes the children abandon their first language or culture. The writer discusses that through applying the material in the CALLA Handbook and from the Soto book, teachers can create a more positive and effective learning environment for their English Language Learner students.

Soto and CALLA
Evaluating Soto/CALLA Ideas to Work Experience

From the Paper:

"Soto challenges curriculum and teacher preparation courses and how effectively they prepare teachers for working with students who are culturally different from the majority of white teachers. It seems that CALLA was a direct answer to that challenge. CALLA strives to serve English Language Learners while also helping them maintain their own cultural identities. The original concept of CALLA came from long research into second language and ESL education programs already in existence; they built on what was working in those programs and modified parts that were not working and changed them for the better. CALLA provides many strategies for many different learning types; all of which help support English Language Learners in the classroom."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Black, Susan. (2004). Beyond Zero Tolerance. Retrieved on December 10, 2005 from American School Board Journal Website:
  • Chamot, Anna Uhl. (1998). The Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach in the Foreign Language Classroom. Retrieved on December 17 from The NCLRC Language Resource Website:
  • Chamot, A.U. & J. M. O'Malley. (1994). The CALLA Handbook. Menlo Park, CA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.
  • Soto, Lourdes Diaz, Ed. (2002). Making a Difference in the Lives of Bilingual/Bicultural Children. New York: Peter Lang.

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