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Teaching Biology to ESL students

 
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bozzy



Joined: 03 May 2012
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Location: NJ

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 4:52 pm    Post subject: Teaching Biology to ESL students Reply with quote

I was wondering if anyone has any advice or experience with teaching sciences (specifically Biology) to ESL students. I am currently in an ESL program, and I understand that I may encounter students who have limited English proficiency. I am just trying to wrap my head around teaching difficult concepts to students who speak no or little English. Thanks!
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teresa roll



Joined: 08 Jun 2012
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Location: New York

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:15 pm    Post subject: Seek out children's trade books/ tap into your local library Reply with quote

Although you are teaching older students, don't be afraid to use children's science trade books to at least introduce vocabulary. I am blessed to live near my metropolitan library where there is a wonderful children's section and staff to accompany it. The staff has eagerly helped me find appropriate selections that, consequently, are not "childish."
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bozzy



Joined: 03 May 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks teresa roll, I didn't think to look for children's science books to teach vocabulary.
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