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by Madeline
Thu May 10, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Fluency and Accuracy
Replies: 0
Views: 2408

Fluency and Accuracy

I am an new ESL teacher and I am is a ESL program that is helping to understand how to teach, do lesson plans and asses my students. I have been reading on Communicative language teaching and I feel that somewhat I have been going in this direction. Not intentionally but maybe because that is the wa...
by Madeline
Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Do politicians know best?
Replies: 3
Views: 2494

Yes, it's true. I think at this point the only thing we can do as teachers is get all the training we need to help bilingual and esl students. I can't wait to get my group of kids to help them the best way I know how. It starts with having a passion for teaching esl and bilingual students. After the...
by Madeline
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: States and Language Policy
Replies: 0
Views: 834

States and Language Policy

States have taken different approaches toward their own language poilicies with an increasing number of states choosing more restrictive and monolingual policies, such as those in califormia and Arizona. Is it because of funding and support? what are your thoughts?
by Madeline
Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: English only instruction Vs Native language instruction
Replies: 4
Views: 4161

English only instruction Vs Native language instruction

I am all for giving ELL students instruction in their native language. I believe that this does promote their academic acheivement in school. What are your thoughts about this and what are you for?
by Madeline
Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Lost Learning Opportunities for Beginning ELLs
Replies: 2
Views: 3069

It's really difficult and I understand. I often thought about this. That's why it's been a big battle with BE vs EO. It's important for students to engage in the english language as much as possible and this is the way they quickly learn, with practice. But then they suffer if they are not understan...
by Madeline
Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Whey did proposition 227 pass?
Replies: 0
Views: 768

Whey did proposition 227 pass?

What factors drove people to vote for this proposition?
by Madeline
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Education in Bilingual Education
Replies: 9
Views: 4621

I think that if someone is considering to be a bilingual teacher that they first must have a desire and a passion to teach. If there is no passion t I believe the teachers will not have a desire to train and they will not give 100 %. I guess if there aren't many bilingual teachers out there schools ...
by Madeline
Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Lack of standards
Replies: 2
Views: 989

I agree. I just received my certificate and I am getting all the training I need now before becoming a teacher. I know that my training and my ability to be a good leader depends on me. I heard of all the lack of trainings in certain schools in my area and it probably has to do with budget. It seems...
by Madeline
Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: BE Vs EO roller coaster rides, will this debate end?
Replies: 0
Views: 944

BE Vs EO roller coaster rides, will this debate end?

I am a Newbie ESL teacher and would like to know, will this BE Vs EO end?
Based on all these policies that have been put in place is it clear to understand they they both work? why so much controversy?
by Madeline
Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Prop 227 success?
Replies: 3
Views: 3164

prop 227

I just started my first class for my esl certification and I am simply amazed about all the different policies that have been in place. It seems like a big roller coaster when it comes to bilingual education and all these different policies. I was reading an article "Educators working around prop 22...