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  • This is an iceberg. We know that icebergs are fast disappearing but for the remaining few, this is what it looks like. In the language circle we use this picture to describe how language is learned.
  • I’d like to begin with my experience when I started teaching ESL in ISM.
  • G4 ESL Hines Open House1011

    1. 1. Wednesday August 25, 2010 Grade 4 ESL 5:00 – 5:30 – Refreshments for all parents outside the Little Theater 5:15 – 5:30 – ESL parents meet with Grade 4 ESL teacher in her classroom 5:30 – 6:00 – Curriculum introduction by Michael and Simon, Introduction of Specialist areas (Art, Music, Physical Education, IT, CMC) 6:00 – 7:00 – Parents with individual classroom teachers.
    2. 2. Agenda Who is Ms. Hines? What does a language learner look like ? What does the ESL program in Grade Four look like? How do ESL students get mainstreamed?
    3. 3. Who is Ms Hines? <ul><li>A native English language speaker from The United States </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Arts, English </li></ul><ul><li>Masters of Education, TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) </li></ul><ul><li>7th year of teaching ESL, before living here in the Philippines, lived four years in the Czech Republic and taught ESL there </li></ul>
    4. 4. What does a language learner look like ?
    5. 5. <ul><li>An iceberg! </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>The language “iceberg” </li></ul>BICS CALP
    7. 7. BICS vs. CALP <ul><li>Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Conversational fluency: social language </li></ul><ul><li>Includes “Silent Period” </li></ul><ul><li>Lasts 1 – 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Early production: 1000 words (0-1 year) </li></ul><ul><li>Speech Emergence: 3000 words (1-2 years) </li></ul><ul><li>(first 2 years) </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Academic proficiency: “school” language </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediate fluency: 6000 words (1-5 years) </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced and continuing language development: 7000 words+ (5-7 and even 10 years) </li></ul>BICS CALP
    8. 8. What are BICS? <ul><li>Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS) are language skills needed in social situations. </li></ul><ul><li>ESL students use BICS during social interactions in a meaningful social context (e.g., party, talking to a friend). </li></ul>
    9. 9. What is CALP? <ul><li>Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency refers to formal academic learning. </li></ul><ul><li>This level of language learning is essential for students success in school. </li></ul><ul><li>ESL students need time and support to become proficient in academic areas. </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Academic Language </li></ul><ul><li>Domains </li></ul>Read in g Oral Literacy Input Output Writing Listening Speaking
    11. 11. Speaking and Listening <ul><li>Follow directions </li></ul><ul><li>Provide information </li></ul><ul><li>Make requests </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct transactions </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the process </li></ul><ul><li>Compare and explain </li></ul><ul><li>Interpret, retell and paraphrase </li></ul>
    12. 12. Reading and Writing <ul><li>Application of letter-sound relationships to read words and phonemes in English </li></ul><ul><li>Apply reading strategies in predicting words: Does it look right? Make sense? Does it sound right? </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate reading comprehension </li></ul>
    13. 13. What does the ESL program in Grade Four look like?
    14. 14. Three Types of ESL Support <ul><li>Inclusion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ESL teacher co-teaches with the mainstream teacher and works with students in the general education classroom to provide support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pull Out </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students work in small groups or individually within the ESL classroom </li></ul></ul>Planning ESL teacher is part of individual and group planning sessions with the classroom teachers
    15. 15. <ul><li>The Inclusion Model </li></ul><ul><li>integrates the ESL student into the mainstream classes for longer, more regular periods of time, while providing more in-class ESL support. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Specialized ESL Pullout Classes <ul><li>There are currently 16 ESL students in Grade Four. </li></ul><ul><li>The students meet in small groups so that I may best target and meet the individual needs of each student. </li></ul><ul><li>This allows for more concentrated targeting of the groups’ needs, so they may learn English more quickly and easily. </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>Homeroom teacher </li></ul><ul><li>the ESL teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Specialists (PE, Art, Music, Etc..) </li></ul><ul><li>You, the parents! </li></ul>Also Helping with Language Learning
    18. 18. How does a child get mainstreamed?
    19. 19. Mainstreaming Procedures <ul><li>English language competency assessed by a standardized test – Beginning and End of year </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing Reading assessments (PM Benchmarks) </li></ul><ul><li>Consideration of Writing Samples </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing discussions between the ESL homeroom teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Exit criteria forms for ESL and homeroom teacher completed </li></ul>
    20. 20. Feel free to contact me at: <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>And visit my blog at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://hinese.ism-online.org/ </li></ul>
    21. 21. Reminders <ul><li>Respond to your child’s Strengths & Goals sheet. Take a look at their Learning Journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Please send in books for the Mother-Tongue Library! </li></ul><ul><li>Please send in Bi-lingual Dictionaries! </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for a September “Mini-meeting” (15 min only as PT Conferences Oct 5-6) </li></ul>
    22. 22. <ul><li>Thank you for coming! </li></ul>