• Understanding Language Acquisition
  • Session 1: Language and Identity
  • Session 2: Who are Our ELLs? Defining Needs and Strengths
  • Session 3: Current Realities: ESL Programs and Practices
  • Session 4: Creating Comprehensible Input
  • Session 5: The Role of Interaction
  • Session 6: Stages of Development and Errors and Feedback
  • Session 7: Proficiencies and Performances
  • Session 8: Displays of Professional Development
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  • LA 6.3 Patterns: Errors and Feedback


    Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

    Candidates know, understand, and use the major concepts, theories, and research related to the nature and acquisition of language and linguistic systems to support English language leaners’ development of literacy.

    Assessment: 25 pts.

    TA: 30 Minutes

    Teachers can teach ELLs to master English only as far as they understand the English language itself and are prepared to note errors their students make and to give them appropriate feedback.

    Students are learning about input and interaction and their use in teaching ELLs. They have watched a video segment to learn about patterns and now learn about the patterns that apply regarding errors and feedback.


    1. Watch this video segment with your classmates. Use the outline provided in the materials to take notes and record questions you may have.
    2. Participate in a class discussion led by the facilitator. Add your questions to others’ questions and suggest answers for other questions.

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