Teaching English Learners With Special Educational Needs Essay

842 Words Dec 12th, 2015 4 Pages
The article I picked is called Teaching English to Learners with Special Educational Needs (SENs) - Myths and realities. Just off the title itself, nowadays this happens in classroom around the world. Students who walk in and not know English and who are trying to learn it, but they can’t because they have a learning disability hold them back. This article states different myths that teachers or parents may have and setting them straight. For example, it said that students with SENs can’t learn a language, but that not the case. Learning English gives them opportunities to learn other skills, like listening, working with others, taking turns, and other social skills. I believe that students with SENs are capable of anything, if they work hard and that goes for any student. Along with talking about the myths, they also give tips on having an inclusive classroom with ELL students. This is very help for teachers, who are starting out teaching English. There was a wide range of tips for teachers. For example, developing a buddy system, so learners can help each other and share skills that help them. Another tip that was address in this article was to think carefully about how you will give instructions to that student. I think these tips are very beneficial to have because you really never know when you will have a student in your class that doesn’t speak English and who may have a special educational need. I think all teachers should read this article because their eye…

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