EL: ENGLISH LEARNERS
Notice of Interpretation and Translation:
Lake Forest Charter recognizes that both communication and partnership with parents and guardians are vital for the educational success of students. The district is committed to providing quality and professional translation (written) and interpretation (oral) services to families so that they can take an active role in their children’s education.
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A Process, Not an Event
Learning a language is like a roller coaster ride, filled with highs and lows, confusing twists and turns. Learning a language is like going on a journey. The path is
How do students acquire a second language?
To help our ESL students succeed in school, we need to provide them with access to comprehensible input in a non-threatening environment for the entire school day.
Students acquire a second language when they receive an understandable message. When language contains structures that are only slightly beyond their level, they take in “comprehensible input.” (Krashen) This enables them to make connections from the known to the unknown, moving gradually from the concrete to the abstract. One other condition is essential for language acquisition. The learner must be open to it – free from too much anxiety or fear of failure.
Meaning is negotiated between teacher and learner. The student provides both positive and negative feedback through facial expression and body language. Teachers need to adjust their language and use everything at their disposal (gestures, pictures, real objects etc.) to ensure they get the message across to the student.