In the article, “Preserving the Cultural Identity of English Language Learner”, Sumaryono and Ortiz argued that in the classroom, students can become disconnected and feel abandoned if the teacher doesn’t express any sort of sensitivity towards their cultural identities (16). If teachers take some time to understand the cultural identity of the students and develop a good relationship, this could make students feel accepted, worthy and possible show more interest in learning. Students are willing to learn English but being able to freely express themselves and their creativity is of concern. Ortiz recommended that schools “find meaningful ways to incorporate the richness of students’ cultural background in the curriculum” (17). During my high school year, there was a period where students were really under performing in English.
Due to this examination, many ESL teachers are expected to teach concepts which are on the test. An interesting point made by Ashworth was that if a student struggles with learning English in the classroom, they should not be removed from the class or held back but instead continue with their original class. A key component to properly learning English is developing a unique classroom culture that fosters learning the language (CITE). As a result, it is ideal to adapt lessons to the various learning styles of children as every child learns differently, some visual others through lectures (CITE).
There are some teachers in classrooms today that do not have the specialized training to best assist their English language learners. I believe that enhanced general pedagogical techniques can be used to help these students based on knowledge that teachers already have. I want to improve my ability to create student friendly outcomes, use visuals, and scaffold
Role of English teacher in developing speaking skills in students: Language is primarily spoken form. To know language means to understand and speak the language. The teacher has to conduct the following tasks which are helpful to learn and strengthen one’s speaking skills 1. By conducting Just A Minute (JAM), teacher can build up confidence in students. They have to express their views on particular topic in English in a minute.
The Effect of Teachers’ Language Awareness on Their Reading Task Design Ability The importance of teachers’ role in educational systems is undeniable. An obvious parallel can be found between quality of teacher education courses and teachers’ act in their classes. It is a matter of concern in EFL contexts that so many teachers of English seem to have such limited knowledge of the language they are teaching (Thornbury, 1997). There are some reports in some parts of the world which claim that teachers are not well trained (Townsend & Bates, 2007). LA should be one of the main parts of pre-service and in-service courses’ content in order to train teachers with sufficient language awareness to do well in their classes.
Inclusion classrooms are described as a general education classroom in which the students with or without disabilities learn together. This would result in some mixed emotions towards the teacher’s responsibility, lowering the teacher’s effectiveness about being able to teach the rest of their peers in the classroom. Throughout this paper I will observing data of some perspectives in a classroom from Proquest.com that I will be putting in this paper. Common themes that will happen are the teachers needs for collaboration, shared responsibilities, planning time for lessons, and professional development. As I was viewing these observations the all have some excellent point of views about inclusion classrooms.
On this note, it is of great importance to realise that interpersonal communication is a mutual reinforcing we engage in together with those that we communicate with. In simpler terms through interpersonal communication one is able to affect others by what they say or do. For instance when teaching the reading macro skill in English language learners are most likely learn most of the aspects such as pronunciations, reading speed as well as phonation through imitating the teacher. Therefore, it is through interpersonal communication that teachers are able to teach that which they might not be in good position to explain verbally through leading as an example. Apart from that, the teacher is able to recognise the attention he is getting from the learners as the lesson unfolds which will assist him to emphasise on key concepts through gestures and facial expression for consolidation.
In a bilingual maintenance program, students continue to use their primary language while “the emphasis on English …increases in each subsequent grade” (Kauchak & Eggen, 2017, p. 85). Another program is known as immersion, which consists of only using English in the classroom. Immersion is a program that requires students to pick up on English by eliminating their primary language. Transition programs allow for students to use their primary language “until students acquire sufficient English to succeed in English-only classrooms” (Kauchak & Eggen, 2017, p. 85). Lastly, English as a second language programs require English-only instruction while instruction is adapted into classroom content.
- The role of the teacher is that of facilitator and guide. Therefore, students are encouraged to construct meaning through genuine linguistic interaction with others. To sum up, communication language teaching can help students to use the target language as much as possible. This approach places great emphasis on helping students create meaning rather than helping them develop perfectly grammatical structures. As mentioned above, my personal language teaching methodology may be described as a mixed method.
During this critical learning an English as a second language teacher, must provide constant feedback for students and create a diverse curriculum which allows for students of all learning styles to find success in learning a new language. Teaching English to non-native English speakers involves a teacher establishing a foundation for the language, ensuring children have adequate out of class language development opportunities, and regularly checking a student’s progress in the program including literacy as the semester extends. Developing a foundation for the importance of learning English can prove a challenge in many classrooms as young students will often fail to see the importance of knowing a second language. According to Mary Ashworth, the key to teaching English to younger children lies in knowing