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Workshop Session 1

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Workshop Session 1

  1. 1. Introduction to English Language Learners Shonté Wallace EDU 6051 Session I.of Cultural Competent Instruction forEnglish Language Learners Workshop Series
  2. 2. Speed Networking Rules 1. When I say “GO”, everyone move to the back of the room 2. Pair with someone you do not know 3. Take turns asking and answering the posted question, within one minute 4. When I yell “SWITCH”! move to a different partner and ask the new question
  3. 3. QUESTION 1. What do you think is your strength in your instructional delivery?
  4. 4. QUESTION 2. What is one way you influence the success of English Language Learners through instruction?
  5. 5. QUESTION 3. What motivates you to teach everyday?
  6. 6. QUESTION 4. What specialized strategies do you use in the classroom to support students with limited English proficiency?
  7. 7. QUESTION 5. What do you believe is cultural competence intelligence level (on a scale of 1-10; with 10 being most competent)?
  8. 8. DID YOU KNOW? Only 10 percent of young adults who speak English at home fail to complete high school, but over 31 percent for young adult English learners fail to complete high school NCES, 2004
  9. 9. Session Objectives • Educational professionals will analyze the changing ethnic and linguistic demographics in the United States and the role of education • Identify assumptions about immigrants and English Language Learners • Identify key terms: ELL, LEP, ESL, language acquisition • Define modes of communication: Interpretive, Interpersonal, Presentational • Educational professionals will understand their responsibility in supporting English Language Learners
  10. 10. Immigrant Populations in 1980s Social Explorer, www.socialexplorer.com; Minnesota Population Center; U.S. Census Bureau
  11. 11. Immigrant Populations in 1990s Social Explorer, www.socialexplorer.com; Minnesota Population Center; U.S. Census Bureau
  12. 12. Immigrant Populations in 2000s Social Explorer, www.socialexplorer.com; Minnesota Population Center; U.S. Census Bureau
  13. 13. Important Terms ESL • English Language Learner LEP • Limited English Proficiency ESL • English as a Second Language ACTFL • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  14. 14. Modes of Communication Interpretive Interpersonal Presentational
  15. 15. English language learners come into your classroom with a variety of proficiency levels… ACTFL (2012) [Inverted Pyramid Representing Speaking and Writing (output)]. http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines- and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012
  16. 16. Example of Novice Oral Proficiency English Language Learner at Novice oral proficiency level (Click link for video) According to ACTFL’s proficiency standards, Novice speakers can communicate highly predicatable, everyday conversation phrases. They may be difficult to understand, even by a sympathetic listener (ACTFL, 2012) Oral proficiency is directly correlated to literacy
  17. 17. Example of Intermediate Oral Proficiency English language learner at Intermediate Oral Proficiency (Click link for video) According to ACTFL’s proficiency standards, Intermediate speakers are able to produce information with created sentence structures, usually in the present tense (ACTFL, 2012)
  18. 18. For More Information • Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974 • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 POLICY
  19. 19. English Language Learners in public schools (by state)
  20. 20. What can you do today? • Be Repetitive • Incorporate student interests • Encourage cultural conversations • Display student work • Tap into students’ experiences • SMILE 

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