Tag Archives: SLA

Pass-it-around Writing Activity

During our last faculty meeting, my ESL team shared some scaffolding activities that help English language learners increase understanding of concepts and rich vocabulary of topics that they learn together with their proficient peers in mainstream classes. The language scaffolding activities support the Key Principles # 1 of ELL Instruction published by Stanford University: Key […]

How does a teacher engage unmotivated readers?

Development of Reading Skills and Online Reading Tools in ESL Classroom There is no doubt that reading greatly supports SLA progress. Avid readers progress much faster in their second language development. Some students naturally enjoy reading. They read a lot in their first language and as a result they enjoy reading in the second language […]