Teaching in the English Language Learners (ELL) Classroom
A discussion based on the article, "Pre-service Teachers' Attitudes toward Issues Concerning English Language Learners" by Lo, Goswami and Inoue.
# 152908 | 874 words | 2 sources | APA | 2013 |
Published on Apr 30, 2013 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (ESL) , Education (Multiculturalism)
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The paper describes how the article by Lo, Goswami and Inoue, "Pre-service Teachers' Attitudes toward Issues Concerning English Language Learners", focuses on the challenge of preparing teachers for teaching ELL students. The paper highlights how the article emphasizes the importance of differentiating the curriculum in order to promote the ability to meet the diverse needs of linguistically and culturally diverse (LCD) students. The paper discusses why the information in this article is helpful to teachers and offers the personal view of this author that it is vitally important to continue publishing articles that focus upon the challenges of facing LCD students in the English learning classroom. The paper concludes that ELL students are presenting an increasingly diverse population, and the learning prowess of this population, especially in the English classroom, is likely to influence their success in the future.
From the Paper:"English language learners (ELL) present an increasingly diverse population in the United States and elsewhere. Because English is a global language, and generally used for intercontinental business ventures, an increasing amount of students choose to make second language learning part of their curriculum. Furthermore, countries such as the United States have seen an influx of foreign immigrants, most of whom then enter the school and college system in order to learn, among other skills, the native language of the country. Because of this phenomenon, the challenge of teaching English to an increasingly diverse classroom population has been addressed by a number of academics and authors. One such article was written by Lo, Goswami and Inoue (2007), and concerns the preparation of teachers to handle this challenge.
"The article written by Lo, Goswami and Inoue (2007) focuses on the challenge of preparing teachers for teaching ELL students. The article identifies four components of second language learning in school that can be helpful to teachers presented with this challenge. These include socio-cultural process, language development, academic development, and cognitive development. At the basis of these is the teacher's ability to empathize with students who need to learn English as a second language. Teachers' attitudes to these students should be optimal to further the goals of these students."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Lo, Y., Goswami, J.S., and Inoue, K. (2007). Pre-service Teachers' Attitudes toward Issues Concerning English Language Learners. Retrieved from: http://edoc.ypu.edu.tw:8080/paper/dae/%E7%BE%85%E5%8F%8B%E5%BF%97%E8%80%81%E5%B8%AB/%E7%A0%94%E8%A8%8E%E6%9C%83%E8%AB%96%E6%96%87%E6%9C%9F%E5%88%8A/Pre-service%20Teachers%E2%80%99%20Attitudes%20toward%20Issues%20Concerning%20English%20Language%20Learners.pdf
- Walqui, A. (2000, September). Contextual factors in second language acquisition. ERIC Digest (EDO-FL-00-05). http://www.cal.org/resources/digest/digest_pdfs/0005-contextual-walqui.pdf
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