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Struggles of the ESL students


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Powerpoint presentation explaining the struggles of the ESL students and their kinds of citizens.

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Struggles of the ESL students

  1. 1. Struggles of the ESL students <ul><li>Members : </li></ul><ul><li>Marcelo Bustamante </li></ul><ul><li>Joselito Ramirez </li></ul><ul><li>Aldrin Espinoza </li></ul><ul><li>Laura Ordoñez </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Issues: </li></ul><ul><li>Language barrier </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptation process </li></ul><ul><li>Social influence </li></ul><ul><li>Parental influence </li></ul><ul><li>Economical status </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign education </li></ul><ul><li>Personality of the students </li></ul><ul><li>Segregated “Sheltered” classes </li></ul>
  4. 5. Frustration
  5. 6. At the end who is affected?
  6. 7. Students
  7. 8. Parents
  8. 9. Percentage of Competency
  9. 10. ESL Students Test Scores Statistics
  10. 11. What people interviewed say/think about the problem ?
  11. 12. J. Fine - ESL Teacher <ul><li>Advocate needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Apply motivation to the students. </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign education. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage the students to speak the new language. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Motivation is everything” </li></ul><ul><li>Same materials different way of teaching. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Mr. Ramirez – Teacher <ul><li>ESL students should have a voice at Cleveland High School </li></ul><ul><li>They have to work twice as they can. </li></ul><ul><li>ESL teachers promote all their help to improve the English skills of the ESL students. </li></ul><ul><li>ESL students should join ISLA (international students leadership association) to get tips, information about how the school system works (important dates, attendance, schedule, etc). </li></ul>
  13. 14. Trang Le – Former ESL Student <ul><li>Hard beginning on school </li></ul><ul><li>Liked the teachers, but not the system of education. </li></ul><ul><li>Didn’t like the environment of learning. </li></ul><ul><li>English self-learning because the lack of attention. </li></ul><ul><li>Improved fast, but help was still needed. </li></ul><ul><li>With no idea of the important test/dates of the school (CST, CASEEH, etc). </li></ul>
  14. 15. N. Laud - Teacher <ul><li>“ When a student doesn’t feel valued, he won’t do much” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Every one should be aware of the E.S.L students at school, because every year school receives certain amount of immigrant students” </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers should be aware of the struggles and extra efforts that ESL students make day by day. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Virginia Ramirez Ex-ESL Student <ul><li>Always felt I was going to be left out. </li></ul><ul><li>The main problems I had was adapting to the new country and making friends. </li></ul><ul><li>I was the kind of girl whose goal was to get a college degree </li></ul><ul><li>Never late to class. </li></ul><ul><li>The main struggles of the ESL students : social, economic, and family. </li></ul>E E S L L
  16. 17. Types of Citizens
  17. 18. Personally Responsible Citizen <ul><li>Do their homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage himself to speak the language. </li></ul><ul><li>Get involved in school activities (clubs, sports, groups, etc). </li></ul><ul><li>Acts responsible in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Build and develop responsibility, good values, good behavior in his/her character. </li></ul><ul><li>Respect the school laws. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop good self esteem. </li></ul>
  18. 19. Participatory Citizen <ul><li>Participates in school activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage others students to speak the language. </li></ul><ul><li>Help more ESL students to get into the new language by making them going to English tutoring classes afterschool. </li></ul><ul><li>Organize groups to help ESL students. </li></ul><ul><li>Get into groups to organize the help </li></ul>
  19. 20. Justice Oriented Citizen <ul><li>Critically assesses social, economic problems of other ESL students who face a bad household economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Explores strategies for change that address root causes of problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Knows about social movements & how to effect systematic change. </li></ul><ul><li>Seeks out & addresses areas of injustice in school. </li></ul>
  20. 21. Self Defeating Citizen <ul><li>Doesn’t show any improvement. </li></ul><ul><li>Tardiness. </li></ul><ul><li>Truancy. </li></ul><ul><li>Absences. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t show up their work. </li></ul><ul><li>Low self esteem. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t learn the language. </li></ul><ul><li>Left school and prefer to work and not to study or get a higher education. </li></ul>
  21. 22. What people say/think about the problem ?
  22. 23. Sonia - Student <ul><li>Most ESL students haven't taken any English classes before their coming at this country. </li></ul><ul><li>ESL students test-scores were low because they’re not fluent and prepared to write, speak, and listen the english language. </li></ul><ul><li>Most ESL students were put in ESL Math because they can comprehend the math terms in English </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone should be aware of the ESL students because it is extremely important understand their problem, that should be one of the school’s priorities. </li></ul>
  23. 24. Mr. Ramirez - Teacher <ul><li>ESL students have the right to have a voice at CHS. </li></ul><ul><li>ESL students should get into ISLA club to get information about how the school system works. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers do their best to improve/find a way to teach/help ESL students. </li></ul><ul><li>As a teacher, I help the students with the language and encourage them to get involve in the school and help others. </li></ul><ul><li>Many fail classes because some of them give up, don’t understand the language, and many of them have problems at home. </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody (teachers, students) be aware of the ESL students because for them it is a challenge start basically a new life. </li></ul>
  24. 25. J. Fine - ESL Teacher <ul><li>There is many reason of how/why students succeed and not succeed learning the language (foreign education, personality of the student, social environment). </li></ul><ul><li>My method to teach is “same materials, but different way of teaching” </li></ul><ul><li>ESL teachers have to get involve with the student’s needs because many would need help at specific topics (grammar, comprehension, talking). </li></ul><ul><li>“ Motivation is everything” </li></ul><ul><li>Because they got lower scores they were put in sheltered classes. </li></ul><ul><li>We have to encourage the student to speak the language, but no obligate him/her to do it because is their responsibility and action to do it, they have to try to improve. </li></ul>
  25. 26. ???? <ul><li>Most of the new students tend to feel left out at the beginning. </li></ul><ul><li>Depression and loneliness. </li></ul><ul><li>Peer pressure, that leads them to do what other do in order to be accepted. </li></ul><ul><li>There’s when they start to form their habits and adapt to do what other people tell them to do. </li></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><li>Types of Citizens: </li></ul><ul><li>Pro & Cons </li></ul>
  27. 28. Personally Responsible Citizen
  28. 29. What’s good of being a personally responsible citizen <ul><li>Good grades, straight A's. </li></ul><ul><li>Good self esteem. </li></ul><ul><li>Personal responsibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Away from problems by obeying the laws. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a character of responsibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Get quickly fluent in the language. </li></ul>
  29. 30. What might be limited or bad of being a personally responsible citizen <ul><li>Get criticized by other students. </li></ul><ul><li>Stress, social pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate response to the challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Widely accepted goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Got all the attention instead of the people who really needed. </li></ul>
  30. 31. Participatory Citizen
  31. 32. What’s good about being a participatory citizen <ul><li>Engage collective help. </li></ul><ul><li>Participates & collaborates. </li></ul><ul><li>Lead & encourage people to succeed. </li></ul><ul><li>Good self esteem. </li></ul><ul><li>Actively participating in school affairs. </li></ul>
  32. 33. What might be limited or bad of being a participatory citizen <ul><li>Detract other important school priorities. </li></ul><ul><li>Be criticized by students and teachers instead of a reward because their actions. </li></ul><ul><li>Big responsibility, feel that everything is your “responsibility”. </li></ul><ul><li>Hide the solution of the problem. </li></ul>
  33. 34. Justice Oriented Citizen
  34. 35. What’s good of being a justice oriented citizen <ul><li>Understand the school problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Find a way to make equality in school. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on justice to end the problem. </li></ul>
  35. 36. What might be limited or bad of being a justice oriented citizen <ul><li>Limited/none power to make any change in school. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on laws but not in people’s problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Get criticized by teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t focus on the root that causes the problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Confuses “ participation ” with “ justice ”. </li></ul>
  36. 37. Self Defeating Citizen
  37. 38. What’s bad of being a self defeating citizen <ul><li>Kick out of school. </li></ul><ul><li>Bad grades. </li></ul><ul><li>Low self esteem. </li></ul><ul><li>None/Zero improvement. </li></ul><ul><li>Depression and loneliness. </li></ul>