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Poster Presentation 502 11a1


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Poster Presentation 502 11a1

  1. 1. LANGUAGE COMPARISON<br /> An observation of a native Spanish-speaker<br /> learning the English language.<br />
  2. 2. THE STUDENT<br />-15 year old male<br />-moved to Pennsylvania from Honduras in the spring of 2009<br />-had very little exposure to English prior to arriving in the U.S.A.<br />-Is the only member of his household studying English<br />-there is no English spoken at home.<br />-this student has no internet access at home<br />-Upon arrival, the student was reading on a 7th grade level in his native language<br />-Area of strength in English is listening.<br />-placed in Level 1 as a result of his WIDA assessment.<br />
  3. 3. Data Analysis Summary<br />*Data was collected from two writing pieces.<br />*spoke with the student in Spanish to gather information about his learning experience.<br />*expressed that he is frustrated by all the rules.<br />*expressed that spelling and verb tenses are difficult for him<br />*expressed that he is proud of the progress he’s made since he started studying English.<br />*finds it easier to communicate with his peers each day!<br />
  4. 4. D<br />A<br />T<br />A<br />
  6. 6. English vs. Spanish<br />-Many of the student’s errors were made as a result of interference from his L1.<br />-Spelling in Spanish is easier because every letter is pronounced.<br />-Spanish has fewer letter combinations that create a single sound.<br />-Spanish is a syllable-timed language whereas English is a stress-timed language.<br />-Although English and Spanish have the same vowels, they are pronounced differently. <br />-For example, the letter “e” in English has the same sound as the letter “I” in Spanish.<br />.<br />
  7. 7. English vs. Spanish cont.<br />-English and Spanish share many consonants and they are pronounced similarly.<br />-Word order is different in these two languages. In Spanish, an adjective typically follows the noun it modifies, opposite from the English language.<br />-A single Spanish verb provides the person, number and tense. English verbs are often more complex.<br />-expressing possession is also very different in these two languages. The use of the ‘s does not exist in the Spanish language.<br />
  8. 8. A Learning Experience<br />Through this experience, I learned…<br />*It is important to be conscious of the confusing letter sounds, <br />specifically the vowels, when teaching the alphabet.<br />*Significant time should be taken to teach the difficult English <br /> letter combinations, like “sh”. <br /> *When teaching English to a native Spanish-speaker, it is <br /> important to explain the differences with word order and <br /> possession.<br />*With a better understanding of the key differences between <br /> English and the ELL’s native language, an ESL teacher can be<br /> better prepared when approaching some challenging aspects of<br /> learning English..<br />learning <br />