Integrated Classroom (ELL/ENL)
Integrated classrooms for the ELL/ENL (English language learner/English as a new language) student populations generally consist of a special education teacher and a general education teacher. Both teachers collaborate in order to provide age-appropriate instruction in an English language mainstream classroom. The teachers work together to modify and accommodate the instruction in order to meet the needs of their native English-speakers as well as bilingual students. The underlying responsibility of the teachers in an integrated classroom is to make sure each student has access to the general education curriculum and that their special needs are accommodated.
|Biggest Challenges||Capti’s Solutions|
|Lack of resources to overcome such as language barriers||Browse Bookshare’s library for foreign language editions right in Capti or quickly extract articles from a foreign language website.|
|Difficult to differentiate content for foreign language students||Capti’s supports are multi-lingual; allow students to translate any text up to 500 characters at a time, or provide them with a high-quality text-to-speech voice in their native language.|
|Low English proficiency levels that are present in the classroom||Use Capti’s Word Challenge game as an integrated classroom strategy so that ESL students can practice English vocabulary in the student’s native language|
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The Center for American Progress focuses on the unique needs of ELL students in regard to general education techniques as well as the integrated classroom ideas.