Parents Of English Language Learner Students

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Dear Parents of English Language Learner Students,

I want to take a moment and welcome you to the U.S. I hope that this transition will bring you lots of opportunities, joy, and health. Immigration, with all the changes and necessary adaptations to the new environment, is a challenging journey, but it is doable. I am happy to be the teacher of your children and working hard to make sure they learn and enjoy their time in my classroom.

I put an unprecedented amount of time in preparing special types of lessons for your children. I try to speak slowly and clearly, with extra explanations and repetitions of new words. I try to make the classroom a welcoming and warm place for your children where they can open their mouths and speak a new language
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When ELL students are in school, they spend most of their time sitting in class and listening to and following directions from their teachers, which helps them to improve their listening, reading, and vocabulary capacities. However, when it comes to production of language such as speaking and writing, they don’t do as well. To have a grasp of any skill, one first needs to learn, then practice to get better at it. The learning part is up to me as a teacher; I am trying my best. However, without the constant practice of speaking, reading, writing, your child cannot be proficient in the English language. Therefore, I believe that parents must help us to succeed.
I have done lots of research about learning languages. According to my findings, there are methods that parents can use in their home to progress the learning process. Below, I state them with brief descriptions of the activities, the reason behind them, and the expected
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The existence of idioms, sentence structures, and usage of vocabulary can be different, which makes communication difficult. For example, your children may be trying to directly translate something from their language that just wouldn’t make sense in English. Thankfully, there are experts who study language and cross-cultural difference and publish dictionaries. If your children can read a bit, it is very useful for your them to carry a bilingual dictionary (English/native language) with them (August, Carlo, Dressler, & Snow, 2005). Whenever they feel overwhelmed trying to communicate, they can refer to the dictionary. It will also help me to use the dictionary if I am not able to communicate with your child. Please, make sure they bring the dictionary with herself/himself to school every day. There are various bookstores around the Valley. You can look in Goodwill or Savers for used and cheaper versions of them. Amazon.com is also a good place to find less common

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