Young ESL newcomers need a chance to adjust
English as a second language, education
The first day of school must be made as smooth as possible in order for children to feel both at ease and safe. While the major objective of ESL programs is to prepare students for smooth transition into mainstream classrooms, the immediate objective regarding the welcoming of ESL newcomers is social. Educators have the responsibility of providing a supportive environment that will aid in the establishment of a stress-free transition to school life for young English as a Second Language (ESL) newcomers. They must be given a chance to adjust.
McLean, Terence. “Young ESL Newcomers Need a Chance to Adjust.” ESL Magazine, vol. 42, November/December 2004, 20‐21.
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