At UFC, we believe that a successful classroom, according to our educational experts, is one in which learners feel engaged, valued, and comfortable taking emotional and intellectual risks. This requires intentional planning and consistent messaging on the part of the teacher.
For this reason, here at CWU, we believe that English language learners should not learn the basics of English in isolation; rather, they should apply their developing language skills to rich academic content in all the subjects we offer. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
So, as education experts, we agree that productive language skills - the hard dimensions that underpin fluency, such as speaking and writing - should be the focus from day one, even if learners are reluctant to engage with them. Little secrets: lessons that involve writing, speaking, illustrations and comprehension, for example, have been shown to give learners four opportunities to deepen their understanding of the material. In addition, for English language learners, these extra engagements provide a bit of a break from language barriers.