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Ch 6: Oral Language Instruction for ESL Students

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If you're struggling to prepare for an upcoming exam, check out our chapter on oral language instruction for ESL students. In these video and text lessons, the topics you'll need to know to earn a passing score on the test are presented in a mobile-friendly and easy-to-follow way.

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.

8 Lessons in Chapter 6: Oral Language Instruction for ESL Students
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Oral Language Skills: Definition & Assessment

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.

Components of Effective Oral Language Instruction

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.

Comprehensible Output for ELL Students

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.

Regional & Dialectical Variations of Standard English

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.

How Children With Dialectal Differences Develop & Use English

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.

Teaching Speaking Skills to ELL Students: Methods & Resources

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.

Teaching Conversational English to ESL Students

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.

Speaking & Listening Assessments for ELL Students

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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