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Transitions to Post-Secondary for English LanguageĀ Learners

When English language learners (ELLs) transition into academic study (whether it be to achieve a secondary certificate or to attend post-secondary institutions), they face a linguistic barrier that many are unaware exists.  Most ELLs will have focused to this point on the language of daily life, but the language of academic written text differs significantly in terms of vocabulary, discourse style, formality, and syntactic complexity.  Thus, the language that ELLs will face in their academic classes will, in and of itself, pose challenges that native speakers do not have to deal with because of having had years to develop familiarity.

PD Hours:  6

 

Course Type

Adult Education and Literacy