The History Behind ESL

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Achieving the American Dream
Preparing ESL Students for a New World
Lesli Gregory
Becky Stewart
Kelee Walker
The History Behind ESL
Explosion of Immigrants
• 430,000 to 502,000 in 2000-2003
• Mexico, China, Germany, and
Italy
• 1 in 10 migrant graduated in
1960
• Elementary and Secondary
Education Act (ESEA)
• “Vic” Rivera
• No Child Left Behind
Teaching English
through the World
• Learn English as we learn a
foreign language
• English as a Foreign Language
(EFL)
In the Classroom
Learning Environment
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Safety/security
Labels in the class
Visuals
Buddy system
Teacher/student
relationship
• Teacher-centered vs learnercentered
• Scripted material
• 8 teaching components
• Student/student relationship
Teaching Different
Curriculum Areas
Math 101
• Importance of communication
• Math language
• Step by step
Reading 101
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Scaffolding
Pre-reading
During reading
Post reading
Conclusion
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Real life application
Learner friendly environment
Teacher flexibility
Success for the students in the
real world.
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