Using Students' Native Language for Advanced Learning


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How can using an ELL student's native language promote learning?

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1. What is a native language method for preteaching vocabulary?

2. Which scenario depicts a teacher of English Language Learners using native language strategies to introduce content area information?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Which learning strategy for English Language Learners (ELLs) includes student-created drawings with words or phrases? This quiz and worksheet is a convenient way to test your ability to answer this question and others about using native languages for learning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • How the use of a student's native language can help with learning
  • A native language method used to pre-teach vocabulary
  • An example of a native language strategy used to introduce content area information
  • A strategy for using native language in the classroom
  • Using native language drawings and words/phrases to communicate concepts

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about using a native language method to pre-teach vocabulary and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between native language strategies and introducing content area information
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about a strategy that involves the use of native language in the classroom

Additional Learning

To improve your understanding of this subject, check out the lesson titled Using Students' Native Language for Advanced Learning. Here are some of the topics you'll find in this lesson:

  • More examples of learning strategies that use a student's native language
  • What anticipation guides present
  • Strategies that incorporate different elements of language