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Competency 14: ESOL


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ELL
English Language Learner
ESE
Exceptional Student Education
FES
Fluent English Speaker
LEP
Limited English Proficient
NEP
Non-English Proficient
LER
Limited English Reader
NER
Non-English Reader
LES
Limited English Speaker
NES
Non-English Speaker
TPR
Total Physical Response. An approach towards ELL students using commands and physical activity to increase understanding and retention.
PEP
Partially English Proficient
SLA
Second Language Acquisition
LY
K-12 LEP/ELL students in classes specifically designed for LEP/ELL students
LN
K-12 LEP/ELL students NOT in classes specifically designed for LEP/ELL students
LP
4-12 grade LEP/ELL students who are fully English proficient orally
LF
K-12 grade former LEP/ELL student who exited the program within the last 2 years.
LZ
K-12 grade former LEP/ELL student who exited the program more than 2 years ago.
ZZ
K-12 students who are not LEP/ELL.
Florida Consent Decree
The result of a lawsuit against the Florida Board of Education, this decree has six sections which provide accommodations for ELL students in Florida.
The Natural Approach
Teaching ELL students through experiences with words, so that they acquire the language in a natural way.
code switching
Using two different languages in a single utterance ("Hello Sansangnim!")
submersion
Putting ELL students in a normal classroom with little or no support.
overcorrection
Overusing a particular grammar rule, such as adding "s" to make a word plural, when it is not appropriate ("womans" instead of "women").
Sheltered English Approach
Also known as "Structured Immersion." ELL students will share a classroom with other ELL students of the same native language. Lessons will be taught in English at a level corresponding to their proficiency.