Teaching Academic Content to Second Language Learners

By Eileen N.Whelan Ariza, Elena Webb and Philomena S. Marinaccio.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Article: Electronic $US5.00

In this session, presenters discuss why adaptions need to be made so that English learners can become academically successful. Demonstrations and samples will be shown so that the audience will be able to modify and adapt their own curriculum, regardless of country.

Keywords: English Learners, Adapting Curriculum, ESOL Learners

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp.85-92. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 962.431KB).

Dr. Eileen N.Whelan Ariza

Associate Professor of TESOL, College of Education, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Dr. Eileen N. Whelan Ariza is an associate professor of TESOL at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, and trains preservice and inservice teachers to teach English learners in the mainstream classroom. She has lived and taught in many countries and has authored and co-authored many books and scholarly articles concerning teaching and learning the English language. Dr. Ariza is the “Out of the Box” section editor for TESOL, Inc.’s quarterly publication, Essential Teacher, which reaches over 14,000 members all over the world.

Elena Webb

Graduate Assistant, Teacher Education in the College of Education, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Elena Webb, from Siberia, Russia, will receive her Master's in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on ESOL learners in summer 2007 fro Florida Atlantic University. She has taught in elementary schools in the United States and has taught English in Russia. Ms. Webb plans to begin her doctoral work in winter 2008 with a concentration in ESOL .

Dr. Philomena S. Marinaccio

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Dr. Philomena Marinaccio holds a Doctorate in Special Education and Reading from University of Miami, Florida. Trained and certified in Reading K-12, ESL (English as a Second Language), Early Childhood, and Special Education, she teaches Reading and Special Education on the elementary, middle, secondary, and the University levels and is currently a faculty member in Department of Teacher, Education Teacher at Florida Atlantic University


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