Research has shown that from April 2018 in the United States there are almost 4.8 million ESL students. One thing that you need to know is that the chances of you encountering a non-native speaking student is high if you are a teacher. Many come into the classroom with basic understanding of the language they are still growing and learning about the language each day. Most ESL students have a one-on-one tutor or teacher to help them navigate an English speaking classroom. As a teacher make sure that such students are comfortable in class so that they can be able to learn the English language fast and they won’t feel out of place.
One thing that you need to know is that when it comes to students sometimes they can be better teachers for the ESL students because most students tend to feel comfortable interacting with your fellow peers more than people who are in authority. Utilize the many benefits of both small and large group activities in order to offer support in the classroom. Find a student whose especially help, patient and kind so they can work directly with the ESL student. You need to take your time and talk to the students and give them rules and try to let them understand the purpose of this activities as this helps them understand their roles better. After you have given them their roles let the students interact on their own but it is important for you to check on them once in a while and listen to what they are talking about as a group so that you can be able to know if they are being kind and encouraging to the ESL students. When it comes to group work, this is where ESL students learn lots of things, and it has proven to work that is why you should focus on these activities a lot.
When it comes to vision learning this is something that you should introduce to your class because it tends to benefit both students. This technique can be used by people of all ages at the end of the day one thing that you can be certain about is that they will end up benefiting a lot from it when it comes to learning English better. Labeling of the items is essential, and you should not label the items only in English but also label them in the language that the native students speak. Things like doors, window, chair and they help students make a connection between the written text and the tangible items. Labeling the items using both english and the language that the ESL student speaks usually help all students because the ESL student will understand english better and your english speaking students will learn a new language.