Apr 07, 2020

Language Support for ELL Students

How can you support your child's language development during this time of school closure? Language - FB post.png

One of the best ways is to read and talk with your child in your home language. Reading and talking with your child in your home language builds their vocabulary and their background knowledge of concepts that are important. Using books without words to share stories is good, too. Children with a strong home language do better learning English and learning in school.

You can also support their language development by encouraging them to continue working on their English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.  

The links below provide more information and resources to help you support your child as you learn together at home.

Click on  the language for tips for parents of Babies, Toddlers, and Preschool through 3rd grade from colorincolorado.org.
    •    Arabic
    •    Chinese
    •    Diné (Navajo) (preschool through 3rd grade)
    •    English
    •    French
    •    Haitian Creole
    •    Hmong
    •    Korean
    •    Portuguese
    •    Russian (preschool through 3rd grade)
    •    Spanish
    •    Tagalog
    •    Vietnamese

Information on the Importance of Home Language in multiple languages
(English, Spanish,  Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Haitian Creole and Russian)

Books in multiple languages

  • International Children’s Digital Library provides online books in many languages
  • Unite for Literacy provides nonfiction books in English with narrations available in multiple languages 
  • Audible Stories provides audio versions of books in multiple languages (French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese)
  • PBS - Provides videos and lessons in English and Spanish in math, science, social studies and language arts topics.
  • Audible Stories provides audio versions of books in multiple languages (French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese)
     

- Lynn Tiemann, GWAEA speech-language pathologist-ELL and
Lisa Klein, GWAEA curriculum consultant-ELL



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