International Journal of Language and Linguistics
One of the major challenges that teachers encounter with English Language Learners (ELL) centers on the development of oral language. As teachers we are aware that language begins in infancy and develops continuously throughout one’s life via natural exposure to on a daily basis. For ELLs, however the lack of opportunities to practice a second language, underlines the need for teachers’ attention to their oral language development. Oral language requires proficiency in multiple modes of language, such as speaking and listening skills including both, receptive and expressive abilities. Oral communication is a necessary and essential skill for effective functioning in the classroom. Oral language is a critical tool for children to use when expressing their knowledge, and a tool through which they ultimately gain knowledge about the world in which they live. It is necessary for thinking, learning, and academic proficiency in school.
Original Publication Citation
Gupta, A., & Lee, G.-L. (2015). Dialogic Teaching Approach with English Language Learners to Enhance Oral Language Skills in the Content Areas. International Journal of Language and Linguistics, 2(5), 10-17.
Gupta, Abha and Lee, Guang Lea, "Dialogic Teaching Approach with English Language Learners to Enhance Oral Language Skills in the Content Areas" (2015). Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications. 19.