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    According to Jim Cummins, social language (BICS) takes 1-3 years while academic language (CALPS) is more difficult and takes 5-8 years to develop. How can teachers help English Language Learners develop academic language?
    (Early Childhood)

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    Welcome to BM! Please rate 5/5 for my ideas and reference.

    In my experience, I have succeeded in teaching academic language to ESL/ELLs using roleplays and drama. If the word is apprehension, for example, I have them show fear in a freeze tag game where they use facial expressions and body language or convey dread. Thus, the use of sensory activities ...

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    200 words of personal ideas and one reference are integrated to demonstrate some basic tactics to help English Language Learners develop academic language.