EAL Programmes in the Elementary School  at NIST<br />Early Years – Year 1<br />Kyla Kopperud<br />13 September 2011<br />
ESL to EAL<br />ESL = English as a Second Language<br />EAL = English as an Additional Language<br />
 EAL Specialists<br />Year 1<br />Ms Cristina Landazabal<br />clandazabal@nist.ac.th<br />Coordinator<br />Ms Kyla Kopperu...
Today’s Session <br />Language acquisition<br />Factors affecting additional language learning<br />EAL Programme at NIST ...
Ice Breaker<br />Turn to the person sitting beside you and discuss:<br />How many languages they speak?<br />How they lear...
Additional Language Acquisition<br />based on research of: <br /><ul><li>Krashen, Cummins, Chamot& O’Malley, Thomas & Coll...
500 words<br />Mother Tongue/ First Language<br />
500 words<br />500 words<br />Mother Tongue/ First Language<br />
500 words<br />500 words<br />2000 words<br />Mother Tongue/ First Language<br />
3000 words<br />500 words<br />500 words<br />2000 words<br />Mother Tongue/ First Language<br />
Advanced Language Proficiency<br />3000 words<br />500 words<br />500 words<br />2000 words<br />Mother Tongue/ First Lang...
Advanced Language Proficiency<br />3000 words<br />500 words<br />500 words<br />2000 words<br />Mother Tongue/ First Lang...
Questions for Reflection<br /><ul><li>What type of foundation are you providing?
How can you strengthen your child’s  foundation?
Are you helping your child to build a hut or a house?</li></li></ul><li>BICS and CALP<br />Basic Interpersonal Communicati...
Levels of Language Proficiency<br />
Factors affecting language learning<br /><ul><li> Level of mother-tongue proficiency
 Family support
 Motivation
 Personality and learning style
 Access to native speakers
 Similarity of home language to English</li></li></ul><li>How long will it take?<br /><ul><li> Cannot be put on a schedule...
 Rate differs
 Pressure produces adverse results</li></li></ul><li>  Goals of the EAL Programme<br />Short-term: <br /><ul><li> to help ...
 Joint responsibility for language learning
 Academic context of the classroom </li></li></ul><li>The EAL Programme at NIST<br />In-Class Support<br />Co-Teaching:<br...
Small group instruction
Large group instruction
Modifying and scaffolding activities</li></li></ul><li>
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NIST EY & Y1 Parent Seminar

  1. 1. EAL Programmes in the Elementary School at NIST<br />Early Years – Year 1<br />Kyla Kopperud<br />13 September 2011<br />
  2. 2. ESL to EAL<br />ESL = English as a Second Language<br />EAL = English as an Additional Language<br />
  3. 3. EAL Specialists<br />Year 1<br />Ms Cristina Landazabal<br />clandazabal@nist.ac.th<br />Coordinator<br />Ms Kyla Kopperud<br />kkopperud@nist.ac.th<br />
  4. 4. Today’s Session <br />Language acquisition<br />Factors affecting additional language learning<br />EAL Programme at NIST <br />How can you help as parents<br />Questions<br />
  5. 5. Ice Breaker<br />Turn to the person sitting beside you and discuss:<br />How many languages they speak?<br />How they learnt these languages?<br />Whether or not they consider themselves a bilingual<br />
  6. 6. Additional Language Acquisition<br />based on research of: <br /><ul><li>Krashen, Cummins, Chamot& O’Malley, Thomas & Collier</li></li></ul><li>Mother Tongue/ First Language<br />
  7. 7. 500 words<br />Mother Tongue/ First Language<br />
  8. 8. 500 words<br />500 words<br />Mother Tongue/ First Language<br />
  9. 9. 500 words<br />500 words<br />2000 words<br />Mother Tongue/ First Language<br />
  10. 10. 3000 words<br />500 words<br />500 words<br />2000 words<br />Mother Tongue/ First Language<br />
  11. 11. Advanced Language Proficiency<br />3000 words<br />500 words<br />500 words<br />2000 words<br />Mother Tongue/ First Language<br />
  12. 12.
  13. 13. Advanced Language Proficiency<br />3000 words<br />500 words<br />500 words<br />2000 words<br />Mother Tongue/ First Language<br />
  14. 14. Questions for Reflection<br /><ul><li>What type of foundation are you providing?
  15. 15. How can you strengthen your child’s foundation?
  16. 16. Are you helping your child to build a hut or a house?</li></li></ul><li>BICS and CALP<br />Basic Interpersonal Communicative Skills<br />Playground or Social English<br />1 - 2 years to acquire<br />Socially successful<br />Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency<br />Academic English<br />5-7 years acquire<br />Academically successful <br />
  17. 17. Levels of Language Proficiency<br />
  18. 18. Factors affecting language learning<br /><ul><li> Level of mother-tongue proficiency
  19. 19. Family support
  20. 20. Motivation
  21. 21. Personality and learning style
  22. 22. Access to native speakers
  23. 23. Similarity of home language to English</li></li></ul><li>How long will it take?<br /><ul><li> Cannot be put on a schedule or timetable
  24. 24. Rate differs
  25. 25. Pressure produces adverse results</li></li></ul><li> Goals of the EAL Programme<br />Short-term: <br /><ul><li> to help English language learners become successful both socially and academically in an English speaking environment</li></ul>Long-term: <br /><ul><li> the successful development of bilingualism</li></li></ul><li>The EAL Programme at NIST<br /><ul><li> 1 EAL teacher per Year level teaching team
  26. 26. Joint responsibility for language learning
  27. 27. Academic context of the classroom </li></li></ul><li>The EAL Programme at NIST<br />In-Class Support<br />Co-Teaching:<br /><ul><li>Language support
  28. 28. Small group instruction
  29. 29. Large group instruction
  30. 30. Modifying and scaffolding activities</li></li></ul><li>
  31. 31.
  32. 32.
  33. 33. The ESL Programme at NIST<br />In-Class Support<br />Withdrawal<br />Co-Teaching:<br /><ul><li>Language support
  34. 34. Small group instruction
  35. 35. Large group instruction
  36. 36. Modifying and scaffolding activities</li></ul>Explicit Language Instruction<br /><ul><li>Phonics
  37. 37. Vocabulary Reading strategies
  38. 38. Grammar, spelling
  39. 39. Pronunciation</li></li></ul><li>
  40. 40. Placement and Movement<br />Placement<br />Admissions<br />6 week observation and assessment period<br />Movement and Exit<br />Standardized assessment<br />Feedback from teacher; portfolio<br />Language learning continuum– target set and communicated during 3 way conference<br />
  41. 41.  <br />Screen clipping taken: 11/09/2011 11:57<br /> <br />
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  43. 43. Home support – How to help?<br />Use your mother-tongue and insist that your child uses it at home<br />Read in English and discuss the story in your mother-tongue<br />Encourage your child to get involved in after-school activities <br />Don’t pressure your child to speak English<br />
  44. 44. Further Information for Parents<br />http://blogs.nist.ac.th/eal/category/news/<br />

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