Effective language instruction is of utmost important.
One effective strategy gives teachers the tools they need to aid students in becoming more proficient in the language by having them connect language instruction to content instruction. It is to use language objectives in instruction. In my own classroom, I used language objectives in every lesson and it helped the students learn the language. One important part of the is to link student’s background knowledge to the content that is going to be taught. One way you could do this is to use a KWL (Know, Want to Know, and Learned) chart; this activates what they already know and you can make connections for them. Word walls – words displayed on a wall with pictures; are another great tool to use because you can emphasize key vocabulary that will be used in the classroom. The strategy that I used many times in my classroom was called Cooperative Learning. Using Cooperative Learning or engagement strategies such as think/pair share, round robin, and number heads together are effective ways for students to work in teams while using the language. An important strategy to always utilize every lesson in your classroom is to use visuals; it was one I had made a priority, and I could see that students were listening, reading, writing, and talking in every lesson.