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By Hanna Cabaj, Vesna Nikolic

This can be a source for school room practitioners, pre-service lecturers and instructor running shoes. each one bankruptcy offers a sequence of self-assessment projects that can assist you replicate and increase on a variety of features of your instructing perform. issues comprise establishing for guideline, designing courses and classes, utilizing assets and integrating know-how, lecture room presentation, responding to pupil questions and inspiring participation, offering suggestions, expanding motivation, evaluate, software overview, improvement. a number of self-evaluation workouts are absolutely photocopiable with out infringement of copyright, and the publication is illustrated all through with funny drawings. The ebook concludes with an appendix that takes you step by step via approaches for self-evaluation utilizing video or audio recording, a very potent method that would particularly allow you to see your self as others do. Written through skilled lecturers in an instantaneous, all the way down to earth, light-hearted variety, ''Am I educating Well?'' deals not just possibilities for self-assessment but in addition designated info on optimistic instructing perform. The authors' heritage in language instructing is highlighted in designated sections that might be of specific curiosity to these instructing overseas or moment languages to beginners of every age. With its complete scope and easy-to-follow, hands-on strategy, this booklet is certain to turn into a career-long accomplice for all lecturers drawn to operating towards excellence of their lecture room functionality.

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Students who are highly proficient in two languages appear to have academic advantages over monolingual students. Classroom instruction revolves around language. Cummins (2000) reviewed studies that show that in a variety of social and linguistic contexts, bilingual students who have access to more than one language code appear to have — 35 — M EETING THE N EEDS OF S ECOND L ANGUAGE L EARNERS the academic advantage of highly developed metalinguistic and problem-solving skills not only in language but also in mathematics.

This text provides an excellent overview of the nature of language, describes research methodologies in second language research, and explores in some depth the factors that affect second language acquisition. ➤ The history of the Roman alphabet, literacy, and the ancient world, all wonderfully intertwined in Alpha Beta: How 26 Letters Shaped the Western World (New York: Wiley, 2000). ➤ How the Internet has affected language in Language and the Internet by David Crystal (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001).

The language used for instruction is carefully modified and mediated to improve student understanding. All instruction is supported by the use of visuals, media, and hands-on experiences. ➤ Students usually receive language arts instruction in their primary language. Immersion for ELL Students The success of traditional immersion programs in Canada and more recently in the United States has led policymakers to consider placing ELL students in English immersion settings. Even when such programs are staffed with bilingual teachers, they tend to be less successful than traditional programs in promoting bilingualism and biliteracy.

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