TEACHERS:New York State Bilingual Common Core Initiative information can be found on the EngageNY website. Please also be aware that some modules have been translated into other high frequency languages, if you should so need them.On this page you will find articles and links to help classroom teachers work with their English Language Learners.
by Judie Haynes
Classroom teachers need to understand the difference between social language and academic language acquisition. Here is a simple description of BICS and CALP as theorized by Jim Cummins.