Monday, 1 May 2017


In this page, you will find some of the strategies that I use in teaching practice. There are so many strategies out there that are very helpful in teaching students who are speaking English as their second language but these are some of those effective ones that I found helpful. 

First of all- let's have a look at seven ESOL principles Incorporating these seven ESOL principles into your planning will help your students to make both academic progress and language progress in all curriculum learning areas.

Principle 1

Know your learners - their language background, their language proficiency, their experiential background.
What do you know about your students' language skills? What do you know about their prior knowledge? How will you find out this information? How will it affect your planning?

Principle 2

Identify the learning outcomes including the language demands of the teaching and learning.
What language do the students need to complete the task? Do the students know what the content and language learning outcomes are?

Principle 3

Maintain and make explicit the same learning outcomes for all the learners.
How can I make the lesson comprehensible to all students? How can I plan the learning tasks so that all the students are actively involved? Do my students understand the learning outcomes?

Principle 4

Begin with context-embedded tasks which make the abstract concrete.

Principle 5

Provide multiple opportunities for authentic language use with a focus on students using academic language.
Is the language focus on key language? Do I make sure the students have many opportunities to notice and use new language?

Principle 6

Ensure a balance between receptive and productive language.
Are the students using both productive (speaking, writing) and receptive (listening, reading) language in this lesson?

Principle 7

Include opportunities for monitoring and self-evaluation.
Am I using 'think alouds' to show students my strategy use? What opportunities are there for reflection and self-evaluation?

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