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Kim, Catherine E. – ORTESOL Journal, 2017
This study reports the major findings of an in-depth survey and interview with a group of students and parents who recently immigrated to the U.S. from Korea. The study was conducted to identify how they engage in out-of-school English language use and to what extent parents and teachers are involved and supportive in the process. All the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Surveys, Interviews
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Gaines, Isaac – ORTESOL Journal, 2015
Previous research has shown that ESL students' poor integration into their immersion environments can affect their academic success negatively, which called for structured support for such students. The current study investigated the efficacy of an IEP elective course that was designed to a) promote lower-level students' English use outside the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Language Usage, Self Esteem
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Avila, Kena – ORTESOL Journal, 2015
Classroom teachers and English Language Learner (ELL) specialists are being called upon to collaborate in new ways in order to align new English Language Proficiency standards with new content standards. Instead of viewing language as a bridge to cross before accessing content, now language and content are being promoted as a partnership between…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, English Language Learners, Specialists
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Hanson, Jessica; Maxwell, Jeffrey; Mulder, Monika – ORTESOL Journal, 2015
Intensive English language programs (IEPs) at American universities have the task of recruiting, retaining, and preparing international students for mainstream classes. In order to achieve these tasks, many programs have explored using supplemental instruction (SI) in the form of learning centers (LCs) to support their students. In this study, we…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Foreign Students, Language Proficiency
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Reynolds-Young, Danielle; Hood, Sally – ORTESOL Journal, 2014
Although course assignments require English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher candidates to design activities, performance assessments, and lessons that balance the teaching of the English language and academic content, the ESL teacher candidates remain perplexed as to how to teach without a prescribed curriculum. The answer is challenging, given…
Descriptors: Course Content, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ciechanowski, Kathryn – ORTESOL Journal, 2013
The author collaborated with teachers and a English Language Learners (ELL) specialist at an elementary school that had a high percentage of ELLs, primarily from Spanish-speaking heritage, where teachers were in the early stages of exploring uses of English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards for English Language Development (ELD) (Oregon…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Spanish Speaking, Language Proficiency, Academic Standards