Teachers would probably conclude that the student

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other students may not understand what such a child is going through and what she needs. Teachers would probably conclude that the student only lacks language skills while in reality, the problem could be related attention. Some second language learners have hearing problems, and therefore it is hard for them to understand what they are being taught (Dean, 2014). In addition, they may have been affected
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ABSTRACT OF JOURNAL ARTICLES 7 by other issues such as stress and culture shock. There are also normal ups and downs that are associated with learning a new language. Occasionally, all learners will struggle with some concepts. Learning institutions, therefore, need to ensure they are supportive and have programs that can help solve issues within short periods of time. Native language support is important when a child is learning s new language. Almost all second language learners in the US are not taught in their first language. Studies have indicated that it is more effective to teach such a learner both in their language and English. In addition, students who are able to speak more than one language are well organized and are focused than their counterparts. Such students are required by law to go through English proficiency tests which determine where they are placed. Nonetheless, the system has some issues that act as challenges to the students. First, they are inconsistent because even though the labels that are used across the United States are the same, they have different proficiency meanings depending on the state in which they are being administered. Secondly, some of these tests are flawed. They examine how well a learner can use conversational English rather than their understanding of academic English. Those who are graded as proficient in conversational English encounter problems later on in their academic life. There are three common forms of English Instruction: The Fast-track to English approach forces learners to use the language very fast thus hindering the use of native language. Transitional Bilingual students are first taught in their native language before the teaching switches to English. Dual language enables second language learners to understand both English and their native language.
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ABSTRACT OF JOURNAL ARTICLES 8 References Akbari, Z. (2015). Current challenges in teaching/learning English for EFL learners:The case of junior high school and high school. Elsevier. Bainbridge, C. (2017). How Do Children Learn Language? The Basic Stages of a Child's Ability to Talk. Very Well. Dean, S. (2014). Understanding Learning and Attention Issues in ELLs . Understood. Perry, B. D. (2014). How Young Children Learn Language . Scholastic.
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