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Teaching English Language Learner

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Teaching English Language Learner

  1. 2. <ul><li>Immigrant: coming to America to have a better life and better opportunities “want to” </li></ul><ul><li>Refugee: </li></ul><ul><li>coming to </li></ul><ul><li>America </li></ul><ul><li>because </li></ul><ul><li>their life </li></ul><ul><li>is in danger </li></ul><ul><li>due to a war, </li></ul><ul><li>may return to </li></ul><ul><li>their home country when it is safe for them to </li></ul><ul><li>Political Asylee: fear of persecution because of race, religion, ethnic group, or social group </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>You will not know everything that these students have experienced or what they have seen. </li></ul><ul><li>Just because </li></ul><ul><li>these students </li></ul><ul><li>may not </li></ul><ul><li>understand </li></ul><ul><li>English they </li></ul><ul><li>will know a </li></ul><ul><li>great deal </li></ul><ul><li>about many </li></ul><ul><li>other things (i.e. </li></ul><ul><li>manual labor, how </li></ul><ul><li>to survive in rural </li></ul><ul><li>settings, cooking, and </li></ul><ul><li>caring for younger siblings) </li></ul><ul><li>Work this knowledge into the class curriculum in order to integrate each students knowledge and make them feel comfortable and confident. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Use a lot of visual aids when teaching ELLs </li></ul><ul><li>Use hands on materials and manipulatives </li></ul><ul><li>Allow for one on one time </li></ul><ul><li>Give directions in great detain </li></ul><ul><li>Stick to routines and schedules </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Each child will learn at his or her own pace! </li></ul><ul><li>Immigrant children, refugee children, and political asylee children will have a lot on their minds. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each student has an affective filter that may keep them from learning. An affective filter is the stress factors that prohibit a student from being able to participate and learn in class. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If the student’s affective filter is high, little or no learning will take place. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The teacher needs to do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>everything they can to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>keep the child’s affective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>filter from getting too high. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Things that can affect the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>affective filter: worrying about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>where the next meal will come </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>from, feeling excluded, worrying </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>about family members left behind, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and communication barriers </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>What should you do if a child is constantly hungry in class and therefore cannot concentrate on learning? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell the child that you will always have crackers in a cabinet and that they can get them whenever they need to. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell the student it will be lunch soon and not to worry. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell student not to think about it and to get busy on their work. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What type of student would it be if they came to America because their parents wanted better education opportunities for their children? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Refugee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immigrant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political Asylee </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>unhcr.org (refugees) </li></ul><ul><li>uscis.gov (immigrants) </li></ul><ul><li>Ptvla.org (political asylees) </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Sorry, keep trying… </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Correct! </li></ul>

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