Welcome teachers! Well, you have probably ended up on this page because a student, who speaks little or no English, has appeared at your door and you have no idea what to do with them. I have compiled a number of resources to help you to make modifications that are required by his/her ILP (Individual Learning Plan). In the first couple of weeks of each trimester, I will send you a notification of your students, their levels, and the appropriate accommodations.
Ideally, you will just need to do a little scaffolding. Most of the tips and strategies in the resources I have provided are quite useful for ENL students AND other struggling learners in your classes. They can help you out with your differentiated instruction.
Top Quick Tips:
Speak slooooooowly. We all tend to speak quickly in our native language.
Speak clearly. Not loudly.
Avoid slang, metaphors, figurative language, etc.
Be short and explicit in your directions.
Let them use their approved Word to Word dictionaries.
Smile often and give them nonverbal positive reinforcement.