English As A Second Language
A technical, practical and critical analysis of ESL in the classroom. Examines technology, effectiveness, politics and funding.
# 22018 | 1,800 words | 6 sources | 1995 |
Published on Mar 02, 2003 in Communication (Language and Speech) , Education (Curriculum) , Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (General)
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From the Paper:"A reflective ESL teacher will look at teaching English as a second language from several perspectives in order to draw conclusions which better help students with limited English proficiency. A reflective ESL teacher will consider the technical, practical, and critical concerns surrounding the topic of ESL. This "three-sided" approach offers an objective view of the topic of ESL, a topic which too many times has become a political football.
After much debate, often to the detriment of students, educators and administrators are still debating the best way to teach those students whose native language is other than English. An article in the Society section of Newsweek, "Classrooms of Babel," asks the following questions regarding ESL: "How much?," and "What kind?" (1991, p. 56). ESL teachers know that their ..."
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