Edu-230 Teaching Strategies in Second Language Acquisition for English Language Learners

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Tahra Meshell
EDU230
October 10, 2015
Jamie Morris
EDU-230 Teaching Strategies in Second Language Acquisition for English Language Learners

Scenario 1: An elementary-aged student is an English language learner. The student is comfortable (low affective filter) trying new words and linking words together, but is not pronouncing the words correctly and/or putting words in the correct order (syntax).
Development stage of second language acquisition and rationale for your choice:
This scenario is an example of developmental stage 3 because it supports the student’s use of short phrases and the frequent grammatical errors that often interfere with the student’s communication.
Teaching strategies that can be used to support the
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Scenario 3: You (as teacher) witness an English language learner attempt to speak English while playing at recess. The student appears to be learning while playing with his friends.
Development stage of second language acquisition and rationale for your choice:
Stage 5 is the best fitting development stage for this scenario because the student’s development of the content area vocabulary and their participation in grade-level activities are developed specially and are able to speak as native speakers of the same age.
Teaching strategies that can be used to support the student with rationale:
The teaching strategy that would support the student in learning their second language with confidence would be the one that shows that the student’s efforts are as valued as practicing the task in the classroom, they are able to be self-efficient in learning outside the classroom as well as attributing their learning in their everyday life, such as playing with friends (strategy 6). Scenario 4: A middle school-aged student feels uncomfortable attempting to speak in the secondary language used by her peers in class. She does not want to be seen as dumb.
Development stage of second language acquisition and rationale for your choice:
Stage 1 consists of the “silent

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