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How Can I Help an ELL Child Feel Comfortable with His Culture & Accent?

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Dear Madalena, I am tutoring a Nepalese Kindergarten student. He has been in the US for about one year; and he had some basic English knowledge before he came here. I was chosen as his tutor, because I am ESL myself (I don’t have much of an accent, but I can relate). He seems very […]

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The Speckled Band: Or Learning English with Sherlock Holmes

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By Alice Lapuerta Originally appeared at the Bilingual/Bicultural Family Network in July 2006 Photo credit: Alterego “It was the band! The speckled band!!!” my mother read with dramatic intonation. My brothers and I huddled against her. I didn’t understand a word she said, but fidgeted around with excitement nevertheless. “Was ist das, ‘speckled band’?” we […]

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