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English-Language Learners and Academic Language

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S17TLCE2, ELL

Teacher Quality Standards

  • QS II: Teachers establish a safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students.
    • Element C: Teachers engage students as individuals, including those with diverse needs and interests, across a range of ability levels by adapting their teaching for the benefit of all students.

This article examines the distinction between basic interpersonal communicative skills (BICS) and cognitive academic language proficiency (CALP) which are terms used when referring to academic learning.  

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