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resources to learn English as a foreign or second language from a Christian worldview


  • Adventist Resource
    An Action Plan for Teaching Young English Language Learners Kindergarten-Grade 4
    Lambert provides practical tips on helping a young child learn English in a early elementary multigrade classroom. Section headings include: preparing for the ELL's arrival, assigning a peer mentor, resources, categorizing ESL strategies, introducing the ELL...

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    Analysis of Some Influences on Literacy as Observed by Facilitators of Literacy in Cambodia Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Cambodia is a country that lags behind many of its neighbors in literacy. Seventh-day Adventist church workers have found that offering adult literacy classes is one good way to introduce Buddhists to Christianity. Many of the literacy students are actually...

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    Best-Practice Strategies to Use with Secondary ELL in Content Areas Grade 9-Grade 12
    With this 2018 NAD convention breakout session presentation, "learn how to effectively modify instruction, page, and materials in content classes for English Language Learners. Ensure that English Language Learners have a full opportunity to master essential...

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    Communicating Christian Values through Teaching English as a Second Language - the Use of Poetry Grade 11-Lifelong New!!
    Poblete describes the pedagogical methodology used in communicating Christian values through poetry while teaching English as a second language. This paper was presented at the 24th Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    Creating Successful Strategies for ESL Instruction Grade 9-Lifelong
    This article offers "ideas to aid teachers of English as a Second Language in crafting the strategies that will ensure success in a variety of situations. Its recommendations are based on personal experiences and the observations of many individuals in...

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    Cultural and Linguistic Impact on ESL Assessment Grade 1-Lifelong
    Salazar prompts thinking about three important components in the process of learning to speak English, or any second language: background knowledge, and the cultural and linguistic context of each English language learner. Standards and assessments for ELL...

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    Do Non-Native Speakers Make Good ESL Teachers? Tertiary-Lifelong
    Kim discusses the advantages and disadvantages of non-native English-speaking teachers, drawing on her experience as both a teacher and director of English Second Language programs in Korea and the USA. While native speakers may be better language models,...

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    Easy English Bible Grade 3-Lifelong
    "EasyEnglish is a form of simple English developed by Wycliffe Associates (UK). This site contains Bible commentaries, Bible translations, Bible studies, and other materials that we have written in simple English. They are free for you to download and...

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    Embracing Language Minority Students Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Instead of retaining students for one or two years until their language skills are proficient, or tossing them into the classroom in a 'sink or swim' situation, Norka Blackman-Richards presents a strong case for structured inclusion of non-native speakers...

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    English For Life - Learning With Heart and Mind Grade 6-Lifelong
    This site features numerous resources for Christian ESL or English second language learning. Workbooks, workshops, and other resources are centered around biblical themes and stories. NOTE: Be sure to check content for compatibility with Adventist beliefs.

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    English Language Learners in the Classroom - A Call for Accountability, A Promise of Classroom Enrichment Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Explore why and how Adventist schools can help students with limited English proficiency (LEP) succeed. This article considers multicultural dynamics in the classroom, tips online for English language learners (ELL), program models, and reasons to help every...

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    ESL for Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Linda Berezowski shares from both professional and personal experience the importance of having a strong ESL program in Adventist schools.

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    ESL Writers in the Mainstream College Classroom - Cultivating a Culture of Success Tertiary
    Read this article for “insight on how college educators can better understand ESL students in their classrooms, particularly from three different perspectives: ESL students’ backgrounds, the texts they produce, and the errors they make.”

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    European Consortium of Seventh-day Adventist Language Schools Grade 11-Lifelong
    Find information about Adventist language schools in Europe to learn German in Austria, English in England, French in France, German in Germany, Italian in Italy, and Spanish in Spain. These programs are affiliated through Adventist...

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    Help! They Don't All Speak English Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2018 NAD convention breakout session focused on "how to integrate English Language Learners into your content area classes." See the presentation file for ideas.

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    Helping Struggling Readers and Students With Limited English Proficiency Kindergarten-Grade 3
    This article examines reading expectations for students, particularly in kindergarten through grade 3, as well as strategies that regular classroom teachers can use to identify and assist struggling readers. Many teachers know what reading materials and strategies...

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    Idioms with Repetition Grade 6-Grade 12
    Idioms are an important part of the English language. This lesson plan will help you introduce and develop the use of idioms with repetition for high school ESL students. The teacher can adapt for use with any kind of idiom.

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    Improving the Writing Skills of English Learners - An Impact on Student Learning Analysis Grade 5-Grade 12
    "In this action research project, English learners’ (ELs) progress is monitored with a variety of formal and informal evaluation methods through the Impact on Student Learning Analysis (ISLA). The purpose of this ISLA is to: a) determine the effect...

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    Including Second-language Learners in the Writing Classroom Grade 7-Tertiary
    "Migration is a global trend, with more diverse sending and receiving countries than in the past. Teachers in more and more countries now face the daunting challenge of working with learners struggling to write across a language barrier."

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    Integrating English Language Skills in the ESL Classroom Grade 8-Tertiary
    How an English as Second Language teacher integrated the skills students learned and bridged the gap between theory and application. Activities that integrate the skills developed in reading, conversation, grammar, and writing are discussed.

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    Integrating Faith and Learning in Teaching ESL - Possibilities in Grammar Classes Grade 9-Lifelong
    The author illustrates how integration of faith and learning is possible in an English as a Second Language (ESL) Grammar class and proposes that first language acquisition and universal grammar testify to the existence of a Creator God. This paper was...

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    International Students in Independent Schools - The Divide Between Attitude to Mathematics Class and Perception of Classroom Environment Grade 9-Grade 12
    "The experience of students with a non-English speaking background (NESB) studying in Australian independent school classrooms is an ongoing concern for administrators of these schools. This paper reports on research by Kilgour and Rickards (2009) into...

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    JAE Editorial: English Language Learners in Seventh-day Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This issue focuses on policy trends, programs, processes, recommended classroom and assessment practices for elementary, secondary and post-secondary ELL (English language learners) in culturally and linguistically diverse Adventist schools. This edition...

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    Language Arts - Writers Workshop Kindergarten-Grade 3
    4 great ideas to spruce up your classroom writing workshop.

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    Language Learners and School Readiness - A Case Study of Two Korean Boys Kindergarten-Grade 1
    "Language learning and school readiness interact. Students who start first grade in a new language may experience readiness differently from what native speaker children experience. Beginning language learners will act differently in social and school...

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    Learning to Read English with Predefined Versus Student-selected Readings Tertiary
    This research considers four groups of university students enrolled in a remedial English as a foreign language course at Montemorelos University, NL, Mexico. The reading comprehension and vocabulary development of these 55 students were compared when the...

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    Learning to Teach Adults - Principles of Adult Education in the Writings of Ellen White Tertiary
    "This paper examines the writings of Ellen White for the presence and application of several key adult education principles as identified by Malcolm Knowles. The practical application of these principles is then examined in the teaching of college English...

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    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary Grade 5-Grade 12
    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary is designed for those for whom English is not their first language. Definitions are not as complex as with the regular Merriam-Webster's online dictionary. Website also includes "Ask the Editor" and Word of...

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    Promoting More English Language Teaching and Learning in Adventist Organizations Tertiary-Lifelong
    "This paper discusses the role of English in today’s Adventist world. It proposes some paths to meet the English teaching and learning needs to better equip the Adventist people for the mission and for their lives in the 21st century. These include...

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    Readers Theatre in the Classroom - Using Puppets and Scripts to Improve Reading Fluency Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Inspired by the requests of teachers in East Malaysia, the author examined research on language growth associated with puppets and scripts. She then made several trips back to Borneo, conducting her own interesting research on the topic.

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    Sentiment Analysis of the Conflict of Ages Series Tertiary-Lifelong
    Despite the valuable content of the Conflict of the Ages Series, it may be a difficult choice for ESL readers. This study analyzed the series using text-mining tools. Findings include a reading level higher than the average American’s ability.

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    South Korean Adults' Perception on Causes of Difficulties with Spoken English Tertiary-Lifelong
    "This study investigated the perceptions of South Korean adults on the causes of their difficulties in speaking English as a foreign language. The participants of this study were 87 adult students from two institutions of higher learning in the Philippines....

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    Steps to Jesus Workbook Grade 9-Lifelong
    This workbook is for use in an academy religion class for students from non-Christian countries who are studying in the US. This version of Steps to Christ retains the power of the original text while using simpler sentences and vocabulary. This book is best...

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    Syntactic Analysis Preference - How Filipinos Do with Globally-Ambiguous Sentences Tertiary-Lifelong
    "This qualitative-descriptive study determined whether Filipinos prefer the less computationally-demanding approach in processing isolated globally-ambiguous sentences through the garden-path principles. It also ascertained the significant difference...

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    Teaching academic writing to graduate English as Second Language students: the effects of instruction on student academic writing at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS), Philippines Tertiary-Lifelong
    The purpose of this study was to determine, through action research, the effects of instruction on graduate English Second Language (ESL) student academic writing at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS). Models and...

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    Teaching Adult Learners of ESL Tertiary-Lifelong
    The authors, experienced ESL faculty, share why adults want to learn English, what adult learners are like, which methods and instructional strategies to consider.

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    Teaching Aids in English Language Teaching in Zimbabwe - The Case of Gwanda District Grade 9-Tertiary
    "The study investigated teaching aids in English language instruction in secondary schools in Gwanda South District, Zimbabwe...Findings showed that teachers in secondary schools rarely use teaching aids when teaching the English language."

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    Teaching English as a Second Language: A Challenge and a Privilege Tertiary-Lifelong
    Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to college level students goes beyond the academic training and expertise. This article shares that effective ESL teachers have learned to motivate and inspire, encourage frustrated students, minister to students...

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    Teaching English as a Second Language: Dilemmas and Solutions Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Adventist education is ill-prepared to meet the challenge of multilingualism. In 1980, more than 10% of Americans (23 million persons) speak a language other than English at home. Teachers in mainstream classrooms can help students with limited English proficiency....

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    The Affective Dimension in Adult Foreign Language Learning - a Christian Teacher's Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    Hole's purpose in writing this paper was a personal one but she trusts that it can be of some help to other language teachers taking the same journey. She wanted to find a biblical framework within which to articulate her thinking and practice regarding ways...

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    The Effects of Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education on the English Literacy of Children in Silang, Philippines Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "English proficiency has become equally vital for success in the global arena. With the implementation of Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) in the Philippines, the English literacy development of Filipinos may be adversely affected. This...

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    The Ideal School Preschool-Lifelong
    The IDEAL School is an Adventist-owned boarding school for international students and families who want to improve their English skills in a safe, family environment near Portland, Oregon.

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    Travelers All: Teaching English in a Multicultural World Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Gilian Gorle discusses the challenges that face English teachers in modern society. One major issue is the variety found within the English language and speakers of English. Writing assignments that allow students to showcase their various cultures is one...

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    What's so Jolly about Phonics? Preschool-Grade 1
    A kindergarten teacher reflects on the alphabet lessons she implemented, emphasizing the fun, interactive, and multi-sensory approach of "jolly phonics."