Eagle Creek Academy: New English Speakers
Each year, we have a handful of students who are just learning English. We do not send them to a special teacher or a special room for formal English instruction. Instead, each teacher works with them during class time, in the classroom.
All of our teachers have been very carefully trained in how to teach English to new learners, and how to modify their assignments so they can feel successful. Of course, the other children enjoy helping as well. We have found that our very small groups and the commitment to personal attention far surpass any formal programming.
Strategies we use to teach new English speakers include: