What is ESL?
- ESL is an acronym
standing for English as a Second Language.
- ESL classes are NOT
bilingual in nature.
- A certified ESL teacher
does NOT need to speak any of the many native languages that
his/her students may speak.
- ESL instruction occurs IN
ENGLISH using sheltered techniques, numerous hands-on activities,
many pictures, body movements and gestures, and realia to teach
- English vocabulary can be
taught through thematic units which are content based.
- Instruction can occur in
the mainstream classroom, or in the ESL classroom on a pull-out
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