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ELL Teachers as Student Advocates - Chapter Summary
Follow along with our expert instructors to review how ELL teachers can function as advocates for their students. As you progress through these short and informative lessons, you'll address various components of the ELL teacher's role as advocate as well as current trends and issues pertaining to English language learning and second language learning. Studying this chapter can help you:
- Explain how teachers can meet the needs of ELL students
- Describe the role of ELL teachers as student resources
- Understand the purpose of advocating for the use of non-English in school settings
- Interpret social and political issues regarding second language learning
- Analyze current trends and issues in English language learning
To help you check your understanding of these ELL teaching concepts, we've included interactive lesson quizzes and a chapter exam. Revisit the chapter material as many times as you need, and submit questions to our instructors if you need any extra help. The online format of the chapter allows you to study wherever and whenever it's convenient.
1. The Role of ELL Teachers as a Resource & Advocate
As a teacher of English language learners (ELLs), you can often find situations that make you feel like you need to speak on behalf of your students. Let's explore the different situations in this lesson and some recommendations so you can play your role as an advocate in a professional manner.
2. How Teachers Meet the Needs of ELL Students
As an ELL teacher, you know that your role does not end with preparing and teaching lessons. Your role includes acting as an advocate on behalf of ELL students. This lesson gives you an overview of strategies to perform this role.
3. Advocating for the Use of Non-English in School Settings
What is the value of multilingualism? As an ESL teacher, the value and strategies to advocate for the use of non-English in school settings is important part of your role as an educator. This lesson explores this topic to help you advocate effectively.
4. Political & Social Issues in Second Language Learning
Learning a second language by itself is a big challenge for students; additional social and political issues can have an additional impact on students. This lesson explores those issues.
5. Current Issues & Trends in English Language Learning
In this lesson, we'll go over some of the current issues and trends in English language learning, including those related to core curriculum subjects, culture, student engagement, and technology.
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Other chapters within the ILTS English as a New Language (125): Practice & Study Guide course
- Linguistics for Second Language Learners
- Language Acquisition Overview
- Learning Theory, Styles & Development
- ELL Teaching & Learning Theories
- Developing Inclusive Learning Environments
- Teaching Students with Diverse Needs
- Illinois Learning Standards
- Curriculum Development Overview for ELL Teaching
- ELL Instructional Strategies
- Student Motivation & Engagement
- Classroom & Group Management
- Classroom Communication Techniques
- Using Technology for Teaching ELL
- Types of ELL Student Assessment
- Analyzing & Interpreting ELL Student Assessment
- School Collaboration & Community Building for ELL Teachers
- Professional Development & Reflective Practice
- ILTS English as a New Language Flashcards