Current Research

Oral Language

Instructional Conversations and their Classroom Applications

In a descriptive study, Goldberg (1991) illustrates a discussion-based approach that supports ELL's conceptual and linguistic development. The "instructional conversations" provide ELLs with opportunities to engage in interactions that promote analysis, reflection, and critical thinking.
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Oral Language Development & ELLs

This section of Colorín Colorado's website provides teachers with some answers and ideas as well as recommended resources for supporting ELLs' oral language development in the classroom.