Using Visuals: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Using visuals with English Language Learners is one of the easiest strategies to employ, yet it’s also one of the ones that we teachers can forget to use once the day gets rolling and the needs of many students come into play, especially if we are not particularly gifted or confident with visual art skills […]

The Extended Silent Period

Those of us who work with English Language Learners are likely familiar with the “Silent Period.”  This is the initial pre-production period of language acquisition, in which a student is taking in and processing a new language, but is not yet able or willing to speak in their new language.  Some children will speak in […]