Tip Sheet: Supporting English Language Development When Children Have Little Experience with English
Head Start: ECLKC
This resource illustrates:
8F) Longer wait times; 8G) Reduce supports as proficiency grows; 8H) Talk one-on-one
This resource provides several ways that teachers can support Multilingual Learners (MLs) in their English language development, even if teachers do not speak the learner's home language. Strategies include modeling English in one-on-one conversations, waiting for MLs to process language, and using a mix of closed- and open-ended questions.