I recently delivered a training session at my school which focusses on how we can all support our students who have English as a second language.
The most useful information I stumbled upon in my research was the quote:
"Language ability is typically managed in two active parts speaking and writing, and two passive parts, listening and reading.” from the videoThe benefits of a bilingual brain by Mia Nacamulli. I used this to help my create my presentation, as I wanted to provide practical tools for supporting the development of all four language skills. I also know that it is easy to hear someone speak fluently in a language, and to not realize that maybe they struggle with the other skills - so I wanted to flag that up in my training.
Here is the presentation I delivered to my colleagues:
and here is a video of me going through the presentation...in case you want to attend digitally:
Please let me know what tips and tricks you have for supporting your ESL students by filling in this feedback form.