3_Students asks:

how can i help a mexican student only speaking spanish student?

i am teaching her to put sentences together
In Topics: Public School, Learning a second language, Speech and language issues
> 60 days ago



Sep 10, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk!

There are a number of organizations and resources dedicated to helping children who are primary speakers of languages other than English.  I would suggest the following as a start:

1- LANGUAGE CASTLES by Karen Nemeth To help understand language learning when a person needs to attain a second language and teachers are in need of knowing how to help.

2- abcteach.com and Kabongo.com  Both of these have printable worksheets directed towards literacy including sentence formation

3- Try having your student read captioning of children's shows on television. Perhaps starting with the basics, such as Sesame Street and then working up to other more age appropriate programs. Following captions can be a good strategy and one that helps many second language learners.

4- A trip to the library for resources including simple books and teacher materials. Ask the media specialist for recommendations. (Consider language materials such as Rosetta Stone - English edition)

Good luck!!

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