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Ch 4: ELL Teaching & Learning Theories

About This Chapter

Refresh your understanding of ELL learning and teaching theories with our engaging chapter. These lessons are a great way to study for an exam, catch up after missed class time or get through a challenging homework assignment.

ELL Teaching & Learning Theories - Chapter Summary

In this helpful chapter, you'll find lessons covering ELL teaching and learning theories. These brief but informative lessons detail what some of the prominent education theories have to say about learning and language. Once you complete this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Outline the concepts and principles associated with ELL teaching
  • Identify the theories of Stephen Krashen
  • Detail Noam Chomsky's theories on language
  • Explain what Lily Wong Fillmore's language theories are about
  • Detail Thomas and Collier's theories on language
  • Discuss the cognitive academic language learning approach

It's easy to study with the professionally-designed and mobile-friendly lessons found in this chapter. We've ensured that you can study any time you'd like by making these tools accessible 24 hours a day. You can test your understanding of these concepts or your readiness to take a exam by working through the short, multiple-choice quiz that accompanies each lesson.

6 Lessons in Chapter 4: ELL Teaching & Learning Theories
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ELL Teaching: Concepts, Principles & Debates

1. ELL Teaching: Concepts, Principles & Debates

Do you want to teach English language learners (ELLs)? This lesson identifies main concepts and principles in ELL teaching, as well as central debates in teaching English to non-native speakers.

Stephen Krashen: Theories, Biography & Quotes

2. Stephen Krashen: Theories, Biography & Quotes

Stephen Krashen is a linguistics professor at the University of Southern California. He is known for his theory of second language acquisition. This theory draws upon psychology, linguistics and educational theory.

Noam Chomsky's Theories on Language

3. Noam Chomsky's Theories on Language

In this lesson, you will learn about the key theories of language development put forth by Noam Chomsky. Following this lesson, you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Lily Wong Fillmore's Theories on Language

4. Lily Wong Fillmore's Theories on Language

Learn how renowned education researcher Lily Wong Fillmore's theories can be applied to teaching English language learners in the classroom. This lesson identifies and describes her theories related to language learning and second language acquisition.

Thomas & Collier's Theories on Language

5. Thomas & Collier's Theories on Language

If you've heard about the prism model, you'll learn how to apply it in the classroom with this lesson. It describes Thomas and Collier's theories related to language learning and second language acquisition.

Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach

6. 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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