The teacher should modify higher level questions. For example, instead of asking a student to compare two items, the teacher should ask the student how two items are the same. Then the teacher should ask how they are different.
Select a topic that you teach (for example, fairy tales, plant life, animals, etc.). Then, think of how you would involve a learner at each language proficiency level in the lesson. For example, you might think of questions that you could ask learners at each proficiency level. Or, you might think of an activity in which learners at each proficiency level could participate.
Examine the table on the next slide. What does this table mean?
Threshold Hypothesis Level of Competence Type of Bilingualism Cognitive Effects Above the threshold in L1 and L2 Additive Positive Above the threshold in one language Neutral Below the threshold in L1 and L2 Positive Negative