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Teaching English Language Learners


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Teaching English Language Learners

  1. 1. Teaching English Language Learners in the Primary and Elementary Classroom<br />A resource guide for teachers<br />Presented by: Christine Morris<br />Memorial University of Newfoundland<br />In partial fulfillment for the degree of Master’s of Education (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning).<br />
  2. 2. Who are English Language Learners (ELLs)?<br />
  3. 3. Refugee ELLs<br />
  4. 4. Refugee ELLs<br />
  5. 5. Second Language Acquisition (SLA)<br />
  6. 6. SLA<br />
  7. 7. Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency<br />
  8. 8. Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills<br />
  9. 9. Approaches to Teaching ELLs<br />
  10. 10. CLT and Refugee ELLs<br />
  11. 11. Using CLT With Refugee ELLs<br />
  12. 12. Using CLT With Refugee ELLs<br />
  13. 13. Using CLT in the Classroom:Activities to Promote Learning<br />
  14. 14. BOOK FLOODS<br />
  15. 15. Book Floods<br />
  16. 16. Programs Available in the Schools<br />
  17. 17. Programs<br />
  18. 18. Programs<br />
  19. 19. Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)<br />
  20. 20. SWIS Services<br />
  21. 21. Recommendations<br />
  22. 22. Resources<br />Association for New Canadians –<br /><br />Citizenship and Immigration Canada-<br />Department of Education –<br />Ontario Ministry of Education-<br />
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