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Posted on October 10, 2020 1:38 am
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aParyR
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You are in the middle of teaching and VP walks in with a new student. The student is a new ESOL student from South Korea. Student does not understand and English and is just left with no information or guidance. What is my next step?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 17, 2020 9:02 pm

NuMyDe
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ESOL students are usually mainstreamed into classrooms so they can be emerged in the English language but this doesn't seem fair to the student or the teacher. You may just need to utilize Google Translate until you can get with the special education department in your school and see if you can find a translator.
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Solution 2
Posted November 28, 2020 8:48 pm

Keri C
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I think you welcome the student and, if possible (though probably unlikely) sit them with another Korean speaking student. At your first break, request some additional information to gauge the students level of understanding. From there you're going to have to modify your teaching to meet the student's needs. Use visuals, translation tools, and small group work to help the child acclimate to your class.
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Xetuzu
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I like this solution! This is what I would do in a situation with a student who doesn't speak English.
  Posted on: March 1, 2021 2:32 pm

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Solution 3
Posted December 3, 2020 5:21 pm

Nesyhy
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I would definitely try to help the student feel comfortable. At first use google translate to communicate with the student. Find guides that would help the student understand what is going on. I know visuals work great, because they are pretty universal. I would try to contact administration and ask for guidance on what you should do. It is unfair to just leave a student in your classroom without any guidance on what to do.
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Solution 4
Posted December 8, 2020 2:37 pm

Lindsey Hauser
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You should definitely begin by making the student feel welcomed into the classroom. They are probably anxious about being in a classroom and school where they don't know the language. Google Translate would be extremely helpful to start communicating with them. As soon as you have the opportunity, try to gather more information on the student in order to understand where to start with teaching them.
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Solution 5
Posted December 9, 2020 12:46 am

MaRypy
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It is important to make sure the student feels welcome from the start. You could begin by introducing your self and students to the new student. Maybe add in fun facts to spice things up. Also, make sure to learn more about the student. If they speak little english, you could do some research and find ways to show representation in your classroom. Children's books are a great way to have children represented!
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Xetuzu
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I would do this in my classroom! I find books to be really important so your tip about using children's book was very helpful.
  Posted on: March 1, 2021 2:34 pm

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