Language acquisition

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Adaptivelearnin.com- ESL through Information & Communication Technologies


As I indicated in a previous post, I have started adaptivelearnin.com.  I have huge plans for this website, but it will take time to build.  This WordPress.com blog for now will remain active.  Currently, I am starting to post some on the new adaptivelearnin.com website. Today I posted about ESL through Information & Communication Technologies … Continue reading

My TESOL 2013 Presentation Materials- ESL Instruction: Developing Your Skills as a Master Conductor


Many of you know that I was going to be presenting at the TESOL 2013 Convention in Dallas, TX on using conducting, vocal, and instrumental music techniques for teaching language acquisition.  I have now officially started http://adaptivelearnin.com.  I have uploaded my presentation PowerPoint and handouts there.  Access the link to view my presentation materials.  I … Continue reading

Announcing- Presenting at the 2013 TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo


Join me, Beth Crumpler, as I present my session at the 2013 TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo.  I will be presenting a special interest section in speech, pronunciation and listening.  My presentation is titled, “ESL Instruction: Developing Your Skills to Become a Master Conductor“.  Join me March 21, 10:00 AM in room C144 … Continue reading

Ways to use Mobile Devices in the Language Classroom


While searching for learning content on YouTube, I found this video.  It shows 10 ways to use mobile phones and devices for language learning. Although this video addresses language learning, the ideas presented here can be used in many content areas. I found this video extremely insightful. I plan to try out some of the … Continue reading

10 Techniques: Teaching Language as a Classically Trained Musician


I admit that my language teaching methods are sometimes unique, quite amusing to others and different. My methods make sense to me. When other teachers see me teach, I often am asked where I have learned certain instructional techniques. My answer to this question is easy, I did not really learn the technique from any one source, … Continue reading

Response to Intervention: Implications for Spanish-Speaking English Language Learners


Response to Intervention: Implications for Spanish-Speaking English Language Learners. This is a great article on RTI (Response to Intervention) and the ESL learner through various instructional techniques: using cognates, teaching syllable relations between languages, phonological awareness, fluency and comprehension.  It also discusses the over and under referral of ESL students to special education within the … Continue reading

Response to Intervention in Reading for English Language Learners


Response to Intervention in Reading for English Language Learners. This is a wonderful article on RTI (Response to Intervention) through a tiered approach with ELL’s.  Surf through the website too. It’s very informative.

The Resonating of Language Acquisition and Music- Part 1


I have often been approached by educators and asked, “Why teach English as a Second Language when you are an excellent music teacher?” Or, “Why teach music when you are an excellent English as a Second Language instructor?” I also often get the comment, “Wow, English as a Second Language and music…that’s an interesting combination. … Continue reading

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