In the united states of America, there are almost 4.8 million ESL students in the united states since April 2018. If you are in the teaching career not that there is a possibility that you might come across one or more non-native speaking students in your class. Then the native speaking students usually know the language very well though they are still learning more about it every day. In order for the students to have an easy time when it comes to navigating the English classroom they are usually offered a tutor. As a teacher make sure that such students are comfortable in class so that they can be able to learn the English language fast and they won’t feel out of place.
Sometimes peers can act as the best teachers, know that a hesitant or self-conscious ESL student may respond better and more open to their fellow students than to authority figures. Make sure that you take your time and create small groups so that students can participate in activities as a group as this tends to be a supportive to such to the ESL students. Find a student whose especially help, patient and kind so they can work directly with the ESL student. In every group give a member roles so that they can understand what the purpose of the activities. Leave them to interrupt independently the only thing that you need to do is to keep a watchful eye and closer on the group to ensure that the students are not missing the mark and they are being encouraging and positive. In a full class ESL students might end up showing off, and you will find that they really participate but in group works it builds their confidence and they also and uploading so many things, and that is why teachers are encouraged to form groups whereby students handle various projects together.
When it comes to vision learning this is something that you should introduce to your class because it tends to benefit both students. It does not matter how old your students are using photos and pictures for word association will definitely benefit them a lot. Labeling of the items is essential, and you should not label the items only in English but also label them in the language that the native students speak. Things like doors, window, chair and they help students make a connection between the written text and the tangible items. Labeling the items using both english and the language that the ESL student speaks usually help all students because the ESL student will understand english better and your english speaking students will learn a new language.