Spoken and Written Language


What are the differences between spoken and written language? Why is it important to provide ELLs with the opportunity to practice language in a variety of discourse formats and lengths? How can syntax, semantics, and pragmatics be supported in both oral and written discourse?


What do you believe effective grammar instruction for ELLs should look like? How will you handle error correction and providing feedback to ELLs? How might your approach vary based on the individual ELL’s needs?