Accommodating esl students

Many of the strategies that are useful for English language learners are effective for differentiating instruction for other students as well.

In order to be successful in Capital’s ESL program, students should have previous study of English with at least two years in high school (secondary school) or a full year in a university within the past five years.

Before coming to Vancouver, he'd never spent a single day in a classroom, never read a book, and only once, in the refugee camp, could he recall ever attempting to put pen to paper.

Johnny is one of 200 refugee students in the Vancouver school district, and is what many educators consider a Student with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE).

(exerpt from chapter 24) In 2003, 42 percent of American public school students were of racial or ethnic minorities, up 22 percent from 30 years before.

Most of this increase in diversity was due to immigration from Latin America and Asia, and with this increase in ethnic diversity came a corresponding increase in linguistic diversity.


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