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Oral Language Instruction for ESL Students - Chapter Summary
This engaging chapter covers oral language instruction as it's used for English as a second language students. Topics you'll find here include the definition of oral language skills and ways in which they are effectively assessed. This chapter is designed to help you meet the following objectives:
- Understand what makes oral language instruction effective
- Define comprehensible output as its used for ELL students
- Recognize regional and dialectical differences in standard English
- Detail the ways in which English is used and developed by children who have dialectical differences
- Access resources to use for teaching speaking skills to ELL students
- Teach ESL students conversational English
- Use listening and speaking assessments with English language learners
Our helpful and user-friendly learning materials are easy to use at any time on your mobile phone or tablet. These video and text lessons outline the subjects you want to know in a thorough way that helps make your studying experience enjoyable. Each lesson is followed by a short quiz you can use to test your understanding before moving on to other topics. Our instructors are available to offer their assistance if you have any questions along the way.
1. Oral Language Skills: Definition & Assessment
In this lesson, learn what oral language skills are and the components of oral language. We will also cover how you, as an educator, can assess oral language skills.
2. Components of Effective Oral Language Instruction
Oral language is one of the fundamental aspects of all education. In this lesson, you will explore the five components of effective oral language instruction and discover practical skills for applying them. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
3. Comprehensible Output for ELL Students
There are many popular theories about second language acquisition. In this lesson, you'll learn about the comprehensible output hypothesis and research-based strategies to develop ELL students' communication skills.
4. Regional & Dialectical Variations of Standard English
The English language is complex, with multiple regional and dialectical variations. In this lesson, we examine the different variations of the English language in the United Kingdom and the United States.
5. How Children With Dialectal Differences Develop & Use English
In this lesson, you'll learn about the different dialects of American English and how children of differing backgrounds develop and use English according to the rules of their dialects.
6. Teaching Speaking Skills to ELL Students: Methods & Resources
Do you remember learning to speak English? Most native speakers don't, and this can make it hard to teach someone else speaking skills. In this lesson, we'll look at various forms of spoken language acquisition as well as guidelines for instruction.
7. Teaching Conversational English to ESL Students
The ability to have a fluid conversation in English is the primary goal of many ESL (English as a Second Language) students. This lesson provides a framework you can use to increase the conversational abilities of learners of varying English levels.
8. Speaking & Listening Assessments for ELL Students
This lesson will present an overview of informal versus formal assessments. Teachers will learn strategies for assessing English language learners' (ELLs) speaking and listening skills.
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Other chapters within the MTEL English as a Second Language (54): Practice & Study Guide course
- The Foundation of Language
- Principles of Language Acquisition & Development for ESL
- Influences on Language Development for ESL Students
- Instructional Approaches in ESL for Massachusetts Teachers
- Diversity in ESL Students
- Reading Development & Skills
- Reading Instruction for ESL Students
- Writing Instruction for ESL Students
- Content Area Learning for ESL Students
- Assessments for ESL Students
- Timed Essay Writing
- MTEL English as a Second Language Flashcards