Aren’t “language learning” and “language acquisition” the same thing?
At Equipping ELLs, we pride ourselves on giving practical strategies to our listeners in every episode of our podcast. Along with this, we want to make sure our listeners have the foundational understanding for WHY these strategies work and HOW our students learn. In this episode, we go deeper into understanding language theory.
The key terms for today are language acquisition and comprehensible input.
If you are a teacher of ELLs, you won’t want to skip this one!
Topics Discussed in this episode:
- The difference between language learning and language acquisition
- How to guide language acquisition
- YOUR role in providing comprehensible input
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We all know that teaching isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to be this hard. Equipping ELLs is a podcast for both ESL specialists and homeroom teachers who are looking for effective and engaging ways to support their English Language Learners without adding to their endless to-do list. Tune in each week to hear tips, strategies, and inspirational stories that will empower you to better reach your ELL students, equip them with life-long skills, and strengthen relationships with colleagues and parents.
Your host, Beth Vaucher, is the founder of Inspiring Young Learners. She is an ESL certified homeroom teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching in the US and internationally. Her background of M.Ed in ESL and Curriculum and Instruction combined with her experience has led her to develop a bestselling newcomer curriculum that has sold in over 90 countries around the globe. She brings a different perspective to teaching ELLs from her years teaching and living abroad and working with ELLs from around the world. You will walk away from each episode with the ideas and tools you need to transform your experience as a teacher and cultivate a thriving and welcoming environment for your ELL students.