How can a regular class teacher recognise and develop an English learner's literacy?


This paper discusses issues for teachers of regular classes that include English learners. Research based strategies are considered for teaching students who speak English as an Additional Language (EAL). The implications for teachers in regular classes include recognizing the academic language demands of the subject and the texts, including abstract concepts, technical terms, genres and grammar. Further, understanding the literacy and language skills the students bring to the classroom are discussed along with strategies that can be employed to assist student learning.


English as an additional language, English literacy, EAL learning needs, scaffolded literacy learning, regular class teaching

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