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How Students Acquire Social and Academic Language

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Topic tags:
ELL, BICS, CALP, academic language
Special populations:
English Language Learners
Contact hours:
0.75

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  • QS II: Teachers establish a safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students.
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In this book chapter, the author dispels some myths about the acquisition of language and offers example activities that a teacher might use to support students in developing social and academic language.

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Haynes, J. (2007). How Students Acquire Social and Academic Language. Getting Started with English Language Learners. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/106048/chapters/How-Students-Acqu...