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by lek72
Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Teacher preparation programs
Replies: 4
Views: 1907

I agree that general education teachers need to be trained on how to help the ELLs acquire the second language--English. Current general ed teachers can be trained through Professional Development (PD) and Professional Learning Communities (PLC), but make sure the trainers are enthusiastic and not g...
by lek72
Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Education in Bilingual Education
Replies: 9
Views: 3851

It is very important for bilingual teachers to be trained properly if they want to teach the ELLs English using both L1 and L2. Also, I think that it's difficult to have bilingual programs implemented in schools for the following reason: 1. there might not be enough students speaking L1 (at least 20...
by lek72
Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: What can you do?
Replies: 1
Views: 688

What can you do?

It's sad, but I realize that nowadays many general ed teachers and Bilingual/ESL teachers are having such a difficult time getting support from the administrator and from one another. A lot of them don't want to work together because they don't think that helping ELLs acquiring English is a collabor...
by lek72
Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: Teacher background
Replies: 2
Views: 1186

I am reading the same book, Negotiating Language Policies in Schools, too. In chapter 7, the general ed classroom teacher did try to teach her ELL student the English language, spending more one-on-one time with her while leaving the other students to work independently. I think it's not fair only w...
by lek72
Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Teach English in USA or overseas?
Replies: 0
Views: 583

Teach English in USA or overseas?

I am trying to learn more about teaching English overseas because there is a grow need in English teachers overseas. I think teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) is a very rewarding job because teachers work with the students in small groups or one-on-one. Therefore, they have mor...
by lek72
Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Forbidden Language
Replies: 1
Views: 721

Forbidden Language

After reading the first five chapters of a book called Forbidding Language, I found that the restrictive language policies in California, Arizona, and Massachussett did not help closing the achievement gaps for the English language learners. This piece of information supports my belief in bilingual ...
by lek72
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Forbidden Language
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Forbidden Language

I feel the same way. I think the reason why we are still having a hard time reaching the ELLs is because some language policy makers and educators do not believe in multicultural education. They do not think that learning/knowing another language is beneficial to a child's education. Therefore, they...