English Language Learner Proficiency Standards for Teachers
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The paper asserts that since English is the language in which curriculum is taught in the United States, it is important that non-native speaking students are taught the language in order to compete academically with their peers. The paper goes on to argue that in order for students to be taught properly, their English language learner (ELL) teachers must be knowledgeable and capable to train the students. The paper then looks at the Arizona ELL standards and discusses how they could be used as an effective guide to instruct teachers how to train the different levels of ELL students.
From the Paper:"The Arizona Department of Education has set Language Arts Standards so that students can learn to communicate effectively. The language standards are arranged by grade level from kindergarten through grade 12. The standards are in graduated steps moving from the very simplest of task for the kindergartner to more complex ways of learning the English language as the student progresses through various grade levels (www.ade.state.az.us).
"This method would be good to use as a guide because a student may be a non English speaker and at a higher grade level than kindergarten. If this student has never had any type of ELL instruction, given the standards that the Arizona Department of Education has set forth, the student could comfortable go through the various levels one by one mastering them until he reaches his grade level of learning. This method would be best as opposed to trying to start him at his current grade level of learning when no previous instruction has ever taken place.
"Fishkin says that the National Center for Education Statistics estimates that only 29.5% of ELL teachers possess the necessary skills and training to teach students another language. She states that it usually takes about five years for the ELL student to master a second language efficiently. She suggests five strategies that will aid the teacher in helping the student learn English."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Fishkin, O. (2010). Effective primary literary strategies for English language learners. Illinois Reading Council Journal, 38(4), 14-19.
- Murphy, A. (2009). Tracking the progress of English language learners. Phi Delta Kappan, 91(3), 25-31.
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