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TESOL for Children, Reading Assignments. [Answers from a TESOL student.]

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Which age group would you like to teach the most and why?

I like to teach ages 2 -5 most, because I am a patient person. Children of this age group need more patience than other age groups.

Describe the characteristics of your 3 most influential teachers throughout childhood.

My elementary English teacher always gives students encouragement; my elementary art teacher possesses a great passion for his work; and my junior high school history teacher is a knowledgeable person who has sense of humor.

What do the acronyms TESOL,SLA,L1 and L2 stand for?

TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. SLA stands for Second Language Acquisition. L1 represents first language, and L2 represents second language.

What is “telegraphic speech?”

Telegraphic speech is the use of short words and phrases that omit unnecessary modifiers and articles in order to convey general meanings”.

Name five different types of gross motor skills not mentioned in the text.

Do the same for fine motor skills.

Gross motor skills include kicking, crawling, skipping, lifting and throwing a ball.

Fine motor skills involve folding, drawing, washing, wiping and zipping up.

Which type of music and movies would you like to introduce to children of other cultures? Why?

I would like to introduce well-knownEnglish folk music, and moviesabout folk culture, becausethey would help children develop a global view.

Name and describe one exercise that can be utilized for learning English involving Science, Math, and Social Studies separately. (The answer should contain three different exercises)

Suppose students are learning parts of the body (heart, lung, kidney, stomach and liver) in their Science class. I would have flashcards for each body part. Then I would like to ask students to put the cards in the right place on a diagram of the whole body.

TESOL for Children

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