Multilingual author and expert Elizabeth Jimenez Salinas and host Susan Lambert discuss advocating for underrepresented English Learners (EL), improving dual language instruction, and learned passivity. Elizabeth shares tips for EL students during this time and reinforces the importance of home connection and language development.
“English learners are put at a serious disadvantage by a school system that doesn’t use their home language.”
“It is not just learning to recite rote words–it is comprehending and using the home language for parents.”
Eradicating Learned Passivity: Preventing ELs from Becoming Long Term English Learners
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Reparable HarmStudents train as interpreters, with benefits for all involved
Multicultural Author Project
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