Even though, second language learners have those instilled variables, it is imperative for the teachers to guide learning and set the conditions of learning. Bilingual Children with Primary Language Impairment: Issues, Evidence, and Implications for Clinical Actions In the article, Bilingual Children with Primary Language Impairment: Issues, Evidence, and Implications for Clinical Actions, Kohner (2010) indicate numerous school districts that have implemented bilingual programs to help the English Language Learners. Dual language programs enhance student outcomes and close the achievement gap of Second Language Learners (Coyoca and Lee, 2009... ... middle of paper ... ... learners enjoy each others’ culture and life experiences as they relate to subject-areas (Nemeth, 2009). Conclusion The population of the United States increased with school age children speaking English as their second language. Strong community leaders and school districts are needed to ensure English language learners attend effective programs that teach them English and push them to graduate successfully (Buysse, Castro, and Peisner-Feinberg, 2010).
I think parents usually correct grammatical errors when their children grow up enough to understand non- standard forms. However, parents usually focus on the meaning rather than the structure until their children begin to school. The following commentary about high IQs contribution on successful language learning has... ... middle of paper ... ...and students need to be promoted and encouraged, otherwise they may lose their motivation and students should be exposed to real form of language, not only artificial classroom language. I think when learners are allowed to interact freely in group or pair activities; they can give useful feedback to each other’s errors. Group activities can give students more opportunities to practice meaningful language.
Teachers provide resources to assistant children’s learning and developing. The curriculum is emergent, meaning the teachers choose topics and projects based on careful listening and observations of their student’s interests, needs and inquiries. Children are encouraged to use materials and media to demonstrate their learning and understanding of a topic or project. Documentations and environment have direct influences in helping children’s learning. Parents and community also play a supportive role in children education (O.E.C.D, 2004).
During this age, children will be starting school and interacting frequently with classmates, being able to control their behaviors can correlate with how well they do in school. Teaching children the proper way to handle their emotions all starts with culture and parenting styles. For example, in some cultures it may be considered inappropriate to express too much emotion in public, children will pick up on these social cues and use them (Thompson and Goodvin 2005). Parenting styles that contain a warm but firm disposition, called authoritative parenting, have proven to be the most effective when teaching moral standards and rules in early childhood. This type of parenting will teach respect and understanding between children and adults and can be beneficial in school years.
While taking care of these children, I experienced language barriers and was faced with an amazing opportunity to witness children learning two languages first hand. I plan to discover the advantages or disadvantages of children being bilingual at a young age. I would like to investigate which language they are more fluent in and their strategies for increasing vocabulary in both languages. I would like to discover the techniques that they are using for increasing their Spanish vocabulary in addition to their English vocabulary. My strategy for this investigation is to spend time with the family and observe them.
Biletska quotes Mary Redmond, a foreign language director and Executive Secretary of the National Network of early language learning, when she writes that “children should start learning foreign language in kindergarten and continue during the years of schooling. Language learning helps improve the skills of listening, memory, creativity and critical thinking that comprise and intellectual process that affects learning in general” (34). Redmond emphasizes that the controlled consistency of studying a foreign language, starting in elementary school and continuing throughout high school, can truly help one achieve the greater knowledge of the language and culture presented. Learning a language cannot be perfected within one semester, therefore taking the time to learn a foreign language can help a student better their skills and their creativity
Assessment: Student Prompts/Teacher Directions English language learners (ELL) preschool students and regular English speaking students fit into Krashen theory of second language acquisition in several ways. First it focuses on essential interaction rather than being educated through rules and error revision to inherited language. Second, the teacher must establish information that is understandable to preschool ELL students using effective strategies and methods. Third, ELL preschool students must be comfortable and motivated for language acquisition to occur. This is when ELL preschool students’ are aware of the efforts that are ordinarily on the subject material of what is being discussed and the medium (“Why Learn a Second Language,” n.d.).
The most important role for parents is to learn about the specific teaching methods used at their children 's school. Parents should also talk with teachers and find out which way she/he will focus on teaching. “Knowing the differences between phonics and whole language- the two main approaches to teaching reading can help parents determine what methods their child 's school is using to teach reading” (“How”). The phonics way of teaching reading mainly focuses on the sounds of letters and words, whereas the whole language method focuses on comprehension. Furthermore, research has shown that a balanced approach of both methods would be helpful to all children.
Teachers assist children with their problems in a positive way and teach them appropriate behaviors so they will understand what is acceptable and unacceptable. I believe that guidance is the part of early childhood education that helps a child develop and mold as a socially competent child. Guidance Strategies In my classroom I plan to have positive guidance strategies to help children develop self-control, assist them in making the right decisions, and encourage them to take responsibilities for their actions. An indirect form of guidance that I plan to apply in my classroom is establishing a positive classroom environment. A positive classroom environment will provide my students with a found... ... middle of paper ... ...ble to handle the stress and struggles that can come with the job.
Children in their developing years tend to imitate the behaviour of the people important to them, and within those the teacher can be found as well (Fellows, …, 73). As a way to conclude, the facilitation by teachers of the development of children’s social skills while they are learning a second language, as English is, is an area that is not that explored and should be devoted more research. After all, English teachers are still teachers and educators, and therefore have an impact on the potential adults children are. Thus, the learning of English should support and maintain that development.