Accommodating culturally diverse learners

English Language Learners (ELL) or English as a Second Language (ESL) students are students who first learned to speak, read and/or write a language(s) other than English.

ESL students may have recently (im)migrated to Canada or may have been born in Canada and live in homes in which the primary language is not English.

As opposed to this, many African American, Asian, Arab, Latin American, and Native American cultures are collectivist in their value system.

Meaning, instead of valuing individual competitiveness, it's more about working together that's important to them.

For introductory and methods courses in Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Multicultural/Bilingual Special Education, and Curriculum and Materials in Special Education.

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Characteristics of Students with Diverse Learning and Curricular Needs Chapter 3 Effective Strategies for Teaching Beginning Reading Chapter 4 Effective Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension Chapter 5 Effective Strategies for Teaching Writing Chapter 6 Effective Strategies for Teaching Mathematics Chapter 7 Effective Strategies for Teaching Science Chapter 8 Effective Strategies for Teaching Social Studies Appendix A Answers to Content Questions Appendix B Curriculum Maps for Grades K-3 for Phonological Awareness, Alphabetic Principle, and Spelling Appendix C Author Note Michael Coyne is an associate professor in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut.

Children want to fit in and want to please, as a general rule.

They’re just not always sure what the appropriate way to blend into the class is.

It is important as an educator to understand that just because these students are classified as a general group does not mean that each student can be understood in the same way.

Each ELL student will be different from the next and require different accommodations and cultural awareness.


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