This spring I am also taking an EPSY 400 class which is working with differences and diversity. For one of the assignments I am making a teacher resource file for EAL learners. From working in many schools I have noticed that there is at least one EAL learner in every class I have worked in. Since there is such an increase of students with an additional language we will most likely have an EAL student in our future classes. Knowing how to work with these types of learners is essential as a future educator. I found the cite The Educational Impact very helpful when learning how to teach the EAL learner.
Have any of you ever had to work with a student or child who was an EAL learner? I would be interested in hearing your stories.
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