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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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    Creating Equality in Testing Student with English as a Second Language Grade 4-Grade 8
    Is there a significant difference between “English as a Second Language” (ESL) students’ rankings of their multiple intelligences on a written test in English, and their ranking of the same intelligences on a pictorial test? When considered...

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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 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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    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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    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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    Language and Faith - Teaching Languages in Faith-Based Colleges and Universities Grade 11-Lifelong
    Andreasen discusses key issues relating to language and faith. Christians should care more about the people than their language. Common reasons given for learning languages are evaluated, including to succeed in business, to influence or control others, to...

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    Making International Students Feel at Home on Your Campus Tertiary-Lifelong
    International students can greatly enrich a school's student body. Topics discussed in this article are the benefits of diversity, government regulations, Andrews University services for international students, adapting to life in a new country, and impacting...

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    Scripture and Language Learning Tertiary-Lifelong
    Wahlen shares how she incorporates the Bible into English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at Union College. Practical tips on faith integration using God's Word, including a sample lesson plan, make this a valuable article for English teachers.

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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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    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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    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 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 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 School Administrators Can Do to Support English Language Learners Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2018 NAD convention breakout sessions provided "school administrators with strategies for supporting ELLs and their teachers, ideas for engaging ELL families, and an opportunity to dialogue and ask questions." Read the presentation for details.

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    Writing with Integrity Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Writing is not merely a form of sharing what we have learned; the writing process actually helps us learn. It also helps us better understand what we know. Writing is really about thinking, not about production. Language skills support good thinking...