Although many preschool classrooms now include children whose first language is not English, teachers may find it challenging to effectively support young children with limited English skills. In e-clip #8, Dr. Ann Anderberg stresses the importance of continuing to support first language development in children, and gives suggestions for assisting these young learners in their acquisition of English. When teachers and parents engage in practices that support oral language development, children can develop strong language skills in both their first and second languages. To see discussion questions and other resources related to this video, go to: https://www.easternct.edu/center-for-early-childhood-education/e-clips/supporting-english-language-learners.html
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