Teaching students about what it means to be multilingual

I was aware of a vague background noise in my classroom. A slight anxiety that students had, voiced through comments such as, “I wouldn’t be able to do this in Chinese”, or “I don’t know how you say this in Korean”. I decided that it was time to dedicate some class time to exploring with my students what it means to be a multilingual learner. Continue reading “Teaching students about what it means to be multilingual”

What’s wrong with being an English Language Learner?

I’d be the first to admit to being a language learner. In fact, I’ll freely admit that I’m also¬†an English Language Learner – just a bit further along that road than my students. So why would I rather my students weren’t labelled as English Language Learners? Continue reading “What’s wrong with being an English Language Learner?”