How can you strengthen your child’s foundation?
Are you helping your child to build a hut or a house?
BICS and CALP Basic Interpersonal Communicative Skills Playground or Social English 1 - 2 years to acquire Socially successful Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency Academic English 5-7 years acquire Academically successful
Placement and Movement Placement Admissions 6 week observation and assessment period Movement and Exit Standardized assessment Feedback from teacher; portfolio Language learning continuum– target set and communicated during 3 way conference
Home support – How to help? Use your mother-tongue and insist that your child uses it at home Read in English and discuss the story in your mother-tongue Encourage your child to get involved in after-school activities Don’t pressure your child to speak English
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