Attractive Bilingualism In The Classroom
English language learners describe any student whose primary language is not English. The first thing teachers should do to help these students learn English is to never have a negative opinion on their heritage language. Encourage the students to continue their first language while learning English or any other language, this will prevent subtractive bilingualism. Though English is typically easier to understand the younger it is taught to individuals it is not impossible later on (Woolfolk, Winne, & Perry. 177). Research also suggests that intense learning in students first language promotes learning in their second language (Woolfolk, Winne, & Perry. 177). Teachers could do this by speaking to their student in their first language if possible, but if not they could assign readings in the student 's first language (Woolfolk, Winne, & Perry.