School districts have unique needs based on their student populations. Multilingual learners may be a part of an English as a Second Language program that is co-taught with general education teachers. Newcomers may be serviced in self-contained rooms or in general education classrooms. Many districts offer dual language programs to service their multilingual learners. All teachers benefit from learning ESL strategies and techniques that are effective in any setting. READ en español, Inc. can work with your teachers to build capacity in the area of Second Language Acquisition.
How We Support You
Instructional strategies that support second language acquisition are an integral part to any program serving multilingual learners. Teachers of multilingual learners need to know the purpose of the strategies they employ and feel confident in implementing practices that develop oracy, build background and strengthen vocabulary in all learners. Dual language, bilingual and ESL teachers will benefit from these sessions along with general education teachers who have MLs in their classrooms.
Train teachers on strategies that support listening, speaking and conversation skills in your multilingual students
Connect strategies to research and theory on Second Language Acquisition and Learning
Integrate effective practices best suited for your district’s program model regarding student engagement in the four language domains and conversation.
Extend the opportunity for teachers to apply what they have learned and build activities, in a supported environment, using their own curriculum
Coteaching strategies and tips to optimize instruction in a two-teacher setting