Dr. Wendy Bedrosian
I gathered observations and artifacts about an ESL student while student teaching. At the beginning of the school year, (August 2015) this student was 3. She was able to understand and write English beautifully. This student however, would not speak to anyone. Over the course of the semester I watched the friendship between her and another student blossom. I observed how this friendship helped the ESL student with her language development
I found that friendship is very powerful for ESL students. At just the age of 4 and in just 4 months, this student was able to accomplish the first 4 stages of language development and is now working towards stage 5. This was all made possible by the beautiful friendship she created.
Dame, E. (2016). The importance of friendship for children learning a new language. https://oaks.kent.edu/node/5288
Dame, Emily. 2016. “The Importance of Friendship for Children Learning a New Language”. https://oaks.kent.edu/node/5288.
Dame, E. The Importance of Friendship for Children Learning a New Language. 15 Mar. 2016, https://oaks.kent.edu/node/5288.