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Ch 7: Encouraging Listening & Speaking Skills Development in ELL Classrooms

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Get reacquainted with ways educators can encourage listening and speaking skills development in ELL classrooms using this chapter's fun lessons. Take short quizzes and a practice exam to check your knowledge as you prepare for an upcoming test.

Encouraging Listening & Speaking Skills Development in ELL Classrooms - Chapter Summary

Our expert instructors have developed engaging lessons you can review from home or on-the-go to study strategies for encouraging listening and speaking skills development in ELL classrooms. Examine ways educators can use the think aloud strategy, teach speaking skills and utilize listening comprehension exercises with English language learners. After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • List and discuss components of effective oral language instruction
  • Outline ways educators can use the think-pair-share strategy with ELL students
  • Discuss strategies for teaching vocabulary in context and to ELL students
  • Explain the basics of tiered vocabulary instruction
  • Share best practices for teaching idioms to ESL students
  • Define and provide examples of cognates
  • Provide a description of the cognitive academic language learning approach

This chapter's flexibility makes it easy to study in any manner that suits your personal schedule and study goals. Feel free to access any lessons you desire and visit as often as you'd like, any time that's convenient. If you want to check your knowledge of the lessons you review, don't hesitate to take accompanying quizzes. Use our practice exam to ensure you have a quality understanding of this entire chapter.

11 Lessons in Chapter 7: Encouraging Listening & Speaking Skills Development in ELL Classrooms
Teaching Speaking Skills to ELL Students: Methods & Resources

1. Teaching Speaking Skills to ELL Students: Methods & Resources

Do you remember learning to speak English? Most native speakers don't, and this can make it hard to teach someone else speaking skills. In this lesson, we'll look at various forms of spoken language acquisition as well as guidelines for instruction.

Components of Effective Oral Language Instruction

2. Components of Effective Oral Language Instruction

Oral language is one of the fundamental aspects of all education. In this lesson, you will explore the five components of effective oral language instruction and discover practical skills for applying them. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises

3. ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises

In this lesson, we'll learn some techniques for generating fun and appropriate exercises that will help your students improve their listening comprehension. We'll go over ways to select listening material and how to structure a listening lesson.

Using the Think-Pair-Share Strategy with ELL Students

4. Using the Think-Pair-Share Strategy with ELL Students

The think-pair-share strategy is a great way to engage students in authentic conversations with their peers. In this lesson, you will learn how to adapt this strategy for English Language Learner (ELL) students.

Using the Think Aloud Strategy with ELL Students

5. Using the Think Aloud Strategy with ELL Students

In this lesson, you will learn about using the think aloud strategy with your English language learner (ELL) students. The lesson will cover benefits of the strategy as well as different methods for incorporating it into your classroom.

Teaching Vocabulary to ELL Students

6. Teaching Vocabulary to ELL Students

Using a translator or carrying a translating device is not realistic when learning English as a second language. In this lesson, you will learn how to strategically teach vocabulary to English Language Learners.

Teaching Vocabulary in Context

7. Teaching Vocabulary in Context

Learning vocabulary in context helps people make connections for better comprehension. We'll look at a variety of learning strategies that can help students understand and incorporate new words effectively. After the lesson, test your new knowledge with our quiz questions!

Tiered Vocabulary Instruction

8. Tiered Vocabulary Instruction

The good 'ol CCSS have struck again, and it's causing us to push our students and teachers even further (which isn't always a bad thing). Informational text and higher-level literature is being utilized more and more in our classrooms, and along with that comes a deeper need for vocabulary development across the disciplines. This lesson will define Tiered Vocabulary Instruction, differentiate between the three tiers and provide examples of each.

How to Teach Idioms to ESL Students

9. How to Teach Idioms to ESL Students

An idiom is a form of figurative language that can be especially difficult for English as a second language (ESL) students. In this lesson, teachers will learn about teaching idioms to non-native English speakers.

What Are Cognates? - Definition & Examples

10. What Are Cognates? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will discuss what cognates are and provide some examples of them to demonstrate how knowledge of cognates and word origins are helpful in understanding the meaning of unknown words.

Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach

11. Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach

In this lesson, you'll learn about the cognitive academic language learning approach, a method used to help English language learners gain academic fluency in English. Terms are defined, an example is provided, and a short quiz follows.

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