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English Learning Strategies among EFL Learners: A Narrative Approach Hoang Nguyen University of Tasmania, Australia Daniel R. Terry University of Melbourne, Australia Abstract Language learning strategies (LLSs) are believed to be influenced by individual differences as well as environmental and contextual factors. Therefore, the effective use of LLSs is …

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Don’t overwhelm your students - Remember, in a typical high school day, they have 5-7 different classes. Remember, English-learners are still learning the language, and sometimes these “new

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This study aimed to examine online language learning strategies (OLLS) used and affection in online learning of successful and unsuccessful online language students and investigate the relationships between OLLS use, affection in online learning and online English learning outcomes. The participants included 346 university students completing a compulsory online …

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1. Closed captioning isn’t just for the hearing impaired. If you’re showing video content, turning on closed captioning supports ELL students’ comprehension as well as everyone’s literacy skills.
2. Voice typing in Google Docs (under the Tools menu) provides students with a voice-to-text option that can help learners who have some oral language but struggle with spelling and writing.
3. Offer choices of what students can say if they’re called on and aren’t sure how to respond. This helpful anchor chart, for example, offers students options other than the ubiquitous “I don’t know.”
4. Add gestures to reinforce communication. Remember that in order to communicate, we need to ensure that the sounds coming out of our mouth create a mental image or concept in our listener’s mind.
5. Draw or write key words frequently as they come up during instruction to help students further decode what you’re saying. You can also use Google Image search to help students visualize what your words refer to and share the images.
6. Utilize a chart: A PECS (Pictorial Exchange Communication System) chart can help individuals with communication challenges to express themselves. By pointing to an image on a classroom-themed PECS chart, students can let you know, for example, that they need to go to the bathroom by pointing to an image of a lavatory or that they are thirsty, sad, or confused, need a pencil, and so on.
7. Add images: A picture is truly worth a thousand words, but for ELLs, images are worth exponentially more. Document cameras provide ELL students with much-needed visual input of texts, worksheets, books, and other printed materials or realia.
8. Pair up: If you want to pair an ELL newcomer with a bilingual student to help them, ask the ELL student to choose a student or two whom they’d prefer to work with, if possible.
9. Give students a “language toolbox,” a notebook full of pages of illustrated vocabulary words organized by theme that students can use as a reference.
10. Use a microphone or voice amplification system, which can help ELL students hear the nuances of your voice more clearly and understand you better. Record the lesson (if permitted), and digitally share the resulting video or audio with ELL students who might benefit from hearing/watching a replay.

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English language learners (ELLs) need to master necessary language skills to become successful in global learning environments, and reading is one critical skill (Chapelle & Jamieson, 2008). Since written input is a significant resource for the ELLs’ language learning process, reading plays important roles in their academic success (Cummins, 1991, Eskey, 2005). …

Author: Ho-Ryong Park, Deoksoon Kim
Publish Year: 2017

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for English language learners (ELLs) as documented by prominent researchers in the field and existing research reviews. This report is intended as a high-level synthesis of existing reviews of the literature rather than a comprehensive search and documentation of all primary research articles on ELL teaching and learning. To this end, this review lists the most effective …

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The group emphasized that the strategies listed here, which include both big-picture mindsets and nitty-gritty teaching tactics, can be incorporated into all classrooms, benefiting both native English speakers and ELLs. 1. Cultivate Relationships and Be Culturally Responsive No surprise here.

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Nick Fotopoulos said it best in “ Ten Strategies for Teaching English-Language-Learners Online ,” [1] “I was trying to build these great engaging lessons all while online, but in reality, I needed to give short, pointed assignments that clearly taught the concept at hand.” Too much information or too many new systems can be overwhelming.

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language l earners to accelerate their target language learning. Teachers’ kn owledge on these strategies will help language learners in overcoming the problems of their learning process. This

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Taking English Learning Online. Instructional strategies that have proven effective in improving English language learner (ELL) achievement include providing ELLs with intentionally planned vocabulary instruction; using gestures, visual cues, or realia; providing opportunities to practice using language; activating prior knowledge; and linking

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ELLs need explicit language instruction, scaffolding, and modeling across all four domains ― both in person and for virtual learning. You will find multiple examples from each domain in the strategies below. Students may also need guidance in learning the differences between social and academic language, especially in online settings.

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3 classic strategies for learning English Our recent infographic showed the benefits to your brain that learning a language can have, while this article showed how to optimise your brain’s ability to learn by ensuring you get enough exercise, sleep and, rather surprisingly, laughter!

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English Language Learners (ELLs) represent a significant population in schools today.As such, it is important to use strategies that can assist student learning in any content area. In terms of physical education, it is in a unique position as it has characteristics supportive of ELLs with conditions similar to those in which children acquire their first language (Clancy, M. & Hruska, …

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English Language Learners. 5 Effective Modeling Strategies for English Learners. Providing English learners—and all students—with examples of how to do learning tasks is particularly useful during distance learning. By Daria Witt, Michael Soet. July 13, 2020. gahsoon / iStock. Despite the huge shifts in pedagogical practice caused by the move to …

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teachers ordinarily work on specific English language acquisition strategies instead of assisting students at different grade levels on a variety of subjects. Certainly, there are exceptions, and students with higher English language proficiency may work on language skills within the context of the current curriculum. For example, an ELL teacher might help students …

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Communication Strategies for All Classrooms: Focusing on English Language Learners and Students with Learning Disabilities (2007) Concrete suggestions for teachers who want to communicate well with all of their students, especially English language learners and students with learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities in English Language Learners (2006) …

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