Becoming an ESL, Bilingual/Bicultural teacher one day at a time. This site is for future teachers and teachers of English Language Learners/ CLD. You will find resources in English and in Spanish that can serve as a guide in your journey.
I came across this site early on before I decided to become a teacher. I was looking for ideas to help my son at home with his English acquisition. I found this webcasts featuring experts in the English language learner (ELL) field. Below is a pdf of one from 2001 with some of the basics on teaching ELL’s.
One of the Panelists said a phrase that I liked:
“Do not undervalue strengths and enthusiasm of students; validate their experiences and offer support.” Dr. August
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