Subject: Teacher’s Career
You have been asked by the principal of your school to write an article in the district-wide newsletter about second language fluency. You have determined that an interview with someone who is fluent in a second language would be a great way to deliver information in the article.
Write an article of 250-500 words (including your summary).
Interview a person who is fluent in a second language.
Create 10 questions inquiring how this person learned. Questions might include:
1. How old were you when you learned your second language?
2. What was the biggest challenge?
3. What learning strategies did you use?
Write a two-paragraph summary of how this person’s experiences correlate with the major language acquisition theories learned in the readings for this module. Incorporate the summary into the end of your article.
Use appropriate SEI terminology in your article.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
Topic Material: Read Lecture 2.
Textbook= Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model
Read Appendices A and B.
1. Basic Interpersonal Communicative Skills and Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency
Read “Basic Interpersonal Communicative Skills and Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency,” by Cummins (2003).
2. Contextual Factors in Second Language Acquisition
Read “Contextual Factors in Second Language Acquisition,” by Walqui, from ERIC Digest (EDO-FL-00-05) (2000).