ESL : 101 Jeopardy. This term describes a student who is in the process of learning English and receives daily services from the ESL teacher. ELL or English Language Learner. This term refers to a student who: tested proficient in English in the previous school year
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process of learning English and receives
daily services from the ESL teacher.
ELL or English Language Learner
T1 or Transition Year One
This term refers to a student whose home language is not English. He or she has completely exited the ESL program and receives no services from the ESL teacher.
NELB or Non-English Language Background
This term refers to a student who did not receive ESL instruction during the previous academic year. This student continues to be monitored by the ESL teacher.
T2 or Transition Year Two
This term refers to the subject of learning English as a non-native speaker.
ESL or English as a Second Language
Also called ESOL—English for Speakers of Other Languages
ESL teachers address four categories of language learning. Name those categories!
Which of these is acquired most easily by our ESL students: LISTENING, READING, SPEAKING, or WRITING skills?
Which of these is the most difficult for our ESL students to acquire: LISTENING, READING, SPEAKING, or WRITING skills?
Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS) refers to the kind of English a person needs for daily interactions with others. How long does it take for a new arrival to learn these skills?
CALP or Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency describes the level of language learning necessary to succeed in school. How long does it take for a student to acquire these skills?
5-7 years (or more!)
ESL students have to make AYP.
This assessment is used all over TN to determine the English proficiency level of new students whose home language is not English.
TELPA or Tennessee English Language Proficiency Assessment
ESL students can receive modifications for testing such as extra time on classroom tests, Gateways, TCAPs, etc.
This exam is administered every spring to determine progress in English language learning.
ELDA or English Language Development Assessment
Only ELLs—students who currently receive daily instruction from the ESL teacher.
There are no state standards for ESL.
How much ESL instruction is required by state and federal law for all ELLs? (Think…how often? & for how long?)
One hour per day
3. Separate classes
How is the language learning of our ESL students different from learning a foreign language such as French or Spanish in an American high school or college?
Daily immersion makes it easier to pick up speaking and listening skills, but ESL students have to learn all of their content in a foreign language, etc.