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  • 1. EAL Programmes in the Elementary School at NIST
    Early Years – Year 1
    Kyla Kopperud
    13 September 2011
  • 2. ESL to EAL
    ESL = English as a Second Language
    EAL = English as an Additional Language
  • 3. EAL Specialists
    Year 1
    Ms Cristina Landazabal
    clandazabal@nist.ac.th
    Coordinator
    Ms Kyla Kopperud
    kkopperud@nist.ac.th
  • 4. Today’s Session
    Language acquisition
    Factors affecting additional language learning
    EAL Programme at NIST
    How can you help as parents
    Questions
  • 5. Ice Breaker
    Turn to the person sitting beside you and discuss:
    How many languages they speak?
    How they learnt these languages?
    Whether or not they consider themselves a bilingual
  • 6. Additional Language Acquisition
    based on research of:
    • Krashen, Cummins, Chamot& O’Malley, Thomas & Collier
  • Mother Tongue/ First Language
  • 7. 500 words
    Mother Tongue/ First Language
  • 8. 500 words
    500 words
    Mother Tongue/ First Language
  • 9. 500 words
    500 words
    2000 words
    Mother Tongue/ First Language
  • 10. 3000 words
    500 words
    500 words
    2000 words
    Mother Tongue/ First Language
  • 11. Advanced Language Proficiency
    3000 words
    500 words
    500 words
    2000 words
    Mother Tongue/ First Language
  • 12.
  • 13. Advanced Language Proficiency
    3000 words
    500 words
    500 words
    2000 words
    Mother Tongue/ First Language
  • 14. Questions for Reflection
    • What type of foundation are you providing?
    • 15. How can you strengthen your child’s foundation?
    • 16. 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
  • 17. Levels of Language Proficiency
  • 18. Factors affecting language learning
    • Level of mother-tongue proficiency
    • 19. Family support
    • 20. Motivation
    • 21. Personality and learning style
    • 22. Access to native speakers
    • 23. Similarity of home language to English
  • How long will it take?
    • Cannot be put on a schedule or timetable
    • 24. Rate differs
    • 25. Pressure produces adverse results
  • Goals of the EAL Programme
    Short-term:
    • to help English language learners become successful both socially and academically in an English speaking environment
    Long-term:
    • the successful development of bilingualism
  • The EAL Programme at NIST
    • 1 EAL teacher per Year level teaching team
    • 26. Joint responsibility for language learning
    • 27. Academic context of the classroom
  • The EAL Programme at NIST
    In-Class Support
    Co-Teaching:
    • Language support
    • 28. Small group instruction
    • 29. Large group instruction
    • 30. Modifying and scaffolding activities
  • 31.
  • 32.
  • 33. The ESL Programme at NIST
    In-Class Support
    Withdrawal
    Co-Teaching:
    • Language support
    • 34. Small group instruction
    • 35. Large group instruction
    • 36. Modifying and scaffolding activities
    Explicit Language Instruction
    • Phonics
    • 37. Vocabulary Reading strategies
    • 38. Grammar, spelling
    • 39. Pronunciation
  • 40. 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
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  • 42.
  • 43. 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
  • 44. Further Information for Parents
    http://blogs.nist.ac.th/eal/category/news/