SIOP. Second Language Acquisition. How long does it take most students to achieve conversational fluency? 1.5 years. How long does it take most students to achieve academic language proficiency?. 5-7 years. and many will take longer. BICS and CALP. WHAT do they stand for?.
and many will take longer
CALP : Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency
BICS : Basic Interpersonal
Links explicitly made between past learning and new concepts*
Key Vocabulary emphasized*Building Background
Clear explanation of academic tasks
A variety of techniques used to make content concepts clearComprehensible Input
Students engaged 90-100% of the time
Appropriate pacingLesson Delivery
Discuss your answer with your partner and write you answer on the white board.
I will give you a description of a feature of SIOP, you write what component the feature is under.
Review and Assessment
Practice and Application