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Make Your

Classroom ELL
Friendly!
Know the
Terms!

Learn how to pronounce


students names correctly

ELL: English Language


Learner

Set up a conference with


the students parents if
possible

ESL: English as a Second


Language

Label object in the


classroom

Incorporate words or
phrases from the
students' native language
into lessons and activities

ELP and LEP

ELP stands for English


Language Proficiency

If necessary, use a
translator

Understand where the


student is coming from
and do not try to push

ELL vs. ESL

ELL is the student while ESL


is the program available to
the student

LEP stands for Limited


English Proficiency

Survival
Guide for
Teaching ELL
Students!
By: Samantha Wojcik
EDUC 359

The Five Stages of


Language
Acquisition

Techniques and
Tips!

Stage 1: Pre-production

Silent period

Minimal
comprehension

Speak slowly
o

Stage 2 : Early production

Produces 1-2 word


responses

Limited
comprehension

Stage 3: Speech emergence

Produces simple
sentences

BICS vs. CALP

Makes few
grammatical errors

Has excellent
comprehension

Stage 5: Advanced fluency


The student has nearnative levels of

If possible, partner newer


ELL students with stronger
LEP students
o

BICS: Basic Interpersonal Communication


Skills

Good comprehension

Stage 4: Intermediate
fluency

Language Skills that are needed


in day-to-day social situations in
order to interact with others

playground language

Can be misleading when it


appears ELLs display good
English skills

Formal academic language

Listening, speaking, reading and


writing content

Takes 5-7 years to develop with


native language support

Involves skills such as comparing,


classifying, synthesizing,

Effective for all


students in your
classroom

Use graphic organizers


o

Routine, routine,
routine!

Introduce new vocabulary in


meaningful ways

CALP: Cognitive Academic Language


Proficiency

Avoid giving the


students a crutch in
the classroom

The three Rs of ELL are:


o

It is helpful for the


students to see the
movement of your
mouth

Visual
representations are
extremely helpful!

Use your ESL teacher as a