Teaching Special Populations of ELL Students


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Ahmed joins an English language learning class for the first time. The following is an effective way to get Ahmed acquainted with the other students:

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1. Andrea's teacher has started providing her with new challenges to encourage her to progress with her language skills. This is a language strategy appropriate for what type of students?

2. Louise, a teacher of English language learners, notices that one of her ELLs has some serious difficulties getting along with others, does not care about engaging in academic activities, and behaves very aggressively with peers. The student is probably:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test what you know about teaching special populations of English language learners (ELLs). The quiz/worksheet will cover key areas like helping students to become comfortable learning a new language and a language strategy to provide students with new challenges.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet will cover the following topics:

  • What might be going on with a student who has lost interest in academic activities and behaves aggressively
  • Strategy to help students with interrupted formal educations
  • Which kinds of ELL students can most benefit from instructional strategies for building confidence

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on teaching special populations of ELL students, such as a strategy to offer students new challenges to enhance their skills
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an effective way of helping ELL students to adjust to their new learning environment
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an approach to teaching students with interrupted formal educations

Additional Learning

To learn more about teaching strategies for these students, you can review the lesson called Teaching Special Populations of ELL Students. Points in the lesson are listed below:

  • Definition of 'special populations'
  • General characteristics of newcomers
  • Ways of meeting the needs of ELLs
  • Struggles of ELLs with a low family socioeconomic status