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INTR 573: Qualitative Research for Second Language Educators - Social Influences on English Language Learners in the United States by Christopher B. Easley

Christopher Easley

Social Influences on English Language Learners in the United States: Contexts and Applications for Teachers (PDF)

"Language acquisition is fundamentally communicative, so the nature of students’ relationships with family and peers (with whom most of their communication takes place) affects the context in which to practice and acquire a given target language. Instructors of English language learners (ELLs) in the United States need to keep in mind both broad social contexts and the specific contributions of parents and peers in order to best meet the needs of their students."

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