Appyling CALLA in the Classroom Term Paper by winterbaby

Appyling CALLA in the Classroom
An overview of the cognitive academic language learning approach (CALLA) for second language learners.
# 147547 | 1,592 words | 7 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on May 12, 2011 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Linguistics (General) , Education (ESL)

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The paper discusses the cognitive academic language learning approach (CALLA) that is based on cognitive theory and focuses on second-language learners. The paper explains the main tenets of CALLA and the many ways to implement CALLA strategies in the classroom. The paper asserts that CALLA has been successful in many ESL, EFL, foreign language and general education classrooms.

From the Paper:

"CALLA instruction is based on several tenets. The CALLA model holds that most students can profit from receiving instruction in learning strategies. Chamot and O'Malley state that "many students lack academic language skills that would enable them to use English as a tool for learning" and that adding more academic content to ESL programs helps students become ready for academic grade-level content within their classrooms. The CALLA model is continually being developed and modified based on experiences of CALLA teachers and their school districts across the country. Since CALLA is a relatively new model it is beneficial to the creators that they continue to do research and include the opinions of teachers actually using the program. Like part of the CALLA model itself, on-going assessment is key to its success."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Chamot, Anna Uhl. (1998). The Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach in the Foreign Language Classroom. The NCLRC Language Resource Website:
  • Chamot, A.U. & J. M. O'Malley. (1994). The CALLA Handbook. Menlo Park, CA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.
  • Cohen, Andrew. (2003). Strategy Training for Second Language Learners. Retrieved December 3, 2005, from Center of Applied Linguistics Website:
  • Crandall, JoAnn; Jaramillo, Ann; Olsen, Laurie and Peyton, Joy Kreeft. (2002). Using Cognitive Strategies To Develop English Language and Literacy. Retrieved December 2, 2005, from Center of Applied Linguistics Website:
  • Griego, Renata. (2001). English Language Learners and CALLA. Retrieved December 2, 2005, from Albuquerque Public Schools and University of New Mexico ESL/Bilingual Summer Institute Website:

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