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Pre-service Education: Preparing All Teachers for English Language Learners. Nina Lee, Brock University Ryerson University. TESL ONTARIO 2010. Overview. Introduction Literature Review The Present Study Research Findings Discussions Limitations and Future Directions References.
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Nina Lee, Brock University
TESL ONTARIO 2010
An English language learner refers to any child who is; in kindergarten to grade 6, Canadian born or newly arrived, whose first language is not English or is a variety significantly different from that used in Ontario elementary schools and who may require educational language supports to attain English proficiency (Gándara, Maxwell-Jolly & Driscoll, 2005; Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, 2005).
ELL competence, is defined as a classroom teacher’s ability to carry out multiple roles and responsibilities required to meet the needs of ELLs.
Faculties of educationprovide pre-service teachers with the necessary education and training required for certification and to effectively undertake teaching.
CRITICAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES: Field experience (Valentine, 2006), Reflective practice (Cruz & Patterson, 2005; Farrell, 2006), Strategies (Buck et al., 2005)
i.e. certifications related to education? practicum blocks? Tell me about your practicums
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (quick measure of knowledge)
6. For the following statements, state whether they are true or false and elaborate.
6.4. Children have acquired a second language once they can speak it.
6.5. All children learn a second language in the same way.
6.6. Children soak up new languages like sponges.
6.9. Bilingualism leads to linguistic confusion. Ex. switch between two languages.
ELLS IN THE CLASSROOM: WHERE TEACHER EDUCATION STANDS
Probes: Will you make use of the home language? In what ways and what subjects?
Limitations to the Study
Direction for Further Research
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