The Role of ESL Teachers

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Unformatted text preview: The Role of ESL Teachers Dr. Swathi Vanniarajan LLD 108: Second Language Development, Teaching, & Testing The role of ESL teachers validate minority cultures use multi cultural examples use ethnic minority students as resources provide equal access to both minority and majority students The role of ESL teachers learn and disseminate knowledge about minority cultural practices provide equal opportunities in extracurricular activities to one and all choose materials that foster first language maintenance and acculturation The role of ESL teachers refuse to use materials that contain stereotype or misinformation about the ethnic groups feature shows about minority cultures in the classes as well as in schools read and write articles in professional magazines such as TESOL Quarterly The role of ESL teachers collaborate with all teachers (not to polarize with one group) collaborate with the primary language teachers ensure that all ethnic groups have access to earn high grades respect and encourage diverse language abilities and cultures within the school The role of ESL teachers encourage problem solving, creative, and critical thinking skills rather than decontextualized skills such as spelling-bee competitions....
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