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Teaching Social & Formal Language to ELL Students

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What can happen as ELLs become more comfortable communicating in English?

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1. Why is it important for an ELL teacher to model formal language accurately?

2. ELL students who have a strong understanding of social and formal English are better able to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll be finding out what you know about teaching social and formal language to English language learners (ELLs) with this quiz/worksheet combo. Specific topics include the way ELLs adapt to speaking English and the proper way to model formal language for these students.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on the following:

  • Characteristic of ELLs with a grasp on formal and social English
  • One way of conveying a difference between social and formal language to ELLs
  • A major difference between formal and social languages

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about teaching social and formal language to English language learners
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding one of the characteristics of an ELL with a good understanding of social and formal English
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as formal and social languages and how they're used

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled Teaching Social & Formal Language to ELL Students will cover more on the following areas:

  • Importance of teaching the differences between social and formal language
  • Analysis of formal language and teaching it to ELLs
  • Social language and communicating it in the classroom
  • Examples of teaching these differences to ELLs with various exercises
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