long-term English learners

Teachers of ELLs must understand the role of language and culture in learning, as well as the unique political and psychological factors that affect language acquisition among long-term English learners (LTELs), recent arrivals (RAEL), and students with interrupted formal education (SIFEs). Beyond the classroom, teachers can ensure the success of their students by implementing culturally inclusive practices, and by engaging and empowering families of ELL.

For this assignment, create a 15-20 slide digital presentation in two parts to educate your colleagues about meeting the needs of specific ELLs and making connections between school and family.

Part 1

In the first part of your presentation, provide your colleagues with useful information about unique factors that affect language acquisition among LTELs, RAELs, and SIFEs.

This part of the presentation should include:

  • A description of the characteristics of LTELs, RAELs, and SIFEs along with a description of each of their particular language needs.
  • An explanation of the cultural, sociocultural, psychological, or political factors that affect the language acquisition of LTELs, RAELs, and SIFEs.
  • A discussion of factors that affect the language acquisition of refugee, migrant, immigrant, and Native American ELLs and how each of these ELLs may relate to LTELs, RAEL, or SIFEs.

Part 2

In the second part of the presentation, recommend culturally inclusive practices within curriculum and instruction. Provide useful resources that would empower the family members of ELLs.

This part of the presentation should include:

  • Examples of curriculum and materials, including technology, that promote a culturally inclusive classroom environment.
  • Examples of strategies that support culturally inclusive practices.
  • A brief description of how home and school partnerships facilitate learning.
  • At least two resources for families of ELLs that would empower them to become partners in their child’s academic achievement.
  • Presenter’s notes, title, and reference slides that contain 3-5 scholarly resources.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using the documentation guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.