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Ch 2: Teaching Components of Language for ELL

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you will review strategies for teaching ELL students phonics, semantics, pragmatics and language discourse registers. These lessons are designed for both students in education courses or aspiring teachers preparing for certification/licensing exams.

Teaching Components of Language for ELL - Chapter Summary

The lessons contained in this chapter provide a focus on instructional strategies to help ELL students develop skills in various language components. You will review strategies for helping students build sentences, pronounce words, derive word meanings and develop strong speaking skills.

You will also have the opportunity to study evidence-based teaching models that are effective for teaching components of language. Once you complete your study of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Apply instructional strategies for teaching phonics, phonological awareness and morphology
  • Use methods to teach ESOL students about semantics, syntax and pragmatics
  • Explain oral and written discourse
  • Understand the five language discourse registers and how to apply them to ELL teaching
  • Make students understand details about the uses and applications of social and formal language
  • Discuss evidence-based methods and models in ELL teaching

Short text lessons are easily accessed 24/7 from any device and can also be printed to create convenient reference materials. Track your progress through the chapter using your Dashboard and take self-assessment quizzes to ensure you fully understand each concept discussed in the lessons. Use a brief online contact form to reach out to instructors with any lesson-specific questions.

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: Teaching Components of Language for ELL
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Instructional Strategies for Phonological Awareness

1. Instructional Strategies for Phonological Awareness

Phonological awareness is an important skill to learn young. This lesson will define this skill and show how to apply instructional strategies. We'll also highlight a few assessment techniques for phonological awareness skills.

Teaching Phonics to ESL Students

2. Teaching Phonics to ESL Students

Learning phonics will help your ESL students improve reading, spelling and pronunciation, especially with new words. In this lesson, we will discuss some ideas to teach phonics to students of various ages and linguistic levels.

Applying Morphology to ESOL Instruction

3. Applying Morphology to ESOL Instruction

Morphology as a part of language can be a tricky concept to learn, especially when learning a new language. In this lesson, we'll focus on applying morphology in ESOL instruction.

Strategies for Teaching Semantics to ESOL Students

4. Strategies for Teaching Semantics to ESOL Students

If you teach ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) students, you've no doubt encountered some valid questions on why or how the same English word can have different meanings. This lesson provides teachers with strategies for teaching semantics to ESOL students.

Strategies for Teaching Syntax to ESOL Students

5. Strategies for Teaching Syntax to ESOL Students

Syntax is an important piece of the overall English language puzzle. Second language learners need instruction in syntax. Read on to learn strategies for teaching basic syntax to ESOL learners.

Applying Pragmatics to ESOL Instruction

6. Applying Pragmatics to ESOL Instruction

The use of pragmatics with your students of English as a second language is an approach that many professionals in ESOL instruction apply. This lesson discusses how to use pragmatics in the classroom through several examples.

Oral & Written Discourse in ESOL Instruction

7. Oral & Written Discourse in ESOL Instruction

Teaching writing and speaking to ESOL (English to speakers of other languages) learners involves many important components. This lesson discusses how teachers can effectively use oral and written discourse in ESOL instruction.

Teaching Social & Formal Language to ELL Students

8. Teaching Social & Formal Language to ELL Students

Students have a lot to consider when they learn English as a second language. This lesson provides teachers with advice on how to help English language learners (ELLs) distinguish and use social and formal language.

Evidence-Based Practice in ELL

9. Evidence-Based Practice in ELL

Evidence-based practices are a requirement for schools. These practices can be used to maximize the learning achievements of English language learners (ELLs). Watch this video to learn about evidence-based practices in education as well as strategies to teach ELLs.

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