language policy

language policy

Working the English Language Learners is much more than just teaching a language.  The job by its very nature becomes a combination of social worker, employment counselor, cultural liaison, ambassador, nurse, chauffeur, and sometimes surrogate parent.  (Not because the parents are abandoning their role, but often may not understand what is expected of parents in their new country.)  One additional critical role that ESL/ESOL/ bilingual teachers play is that of the voice for the voiceless.  

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