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What is the difference between structured English immersion and sheltered English instruction?

Sheltered English Instruction: An instructional approach used to make academic instruction in English understandable to ELL students. Structured English Immersion Program: The goal of this program is acquisition of English language skills so that the ELL student can succeed in an English-only mainstream classroom.

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Moreover, what is sheltered English instruction?

Sheltered instruction is an approach to teaching English language learners which integrates language and content instruction. The dual goals of sheltered instruction are: to provide access to mainstream, grade-level content, and. to promote the development of English language proficiency.

is sheltered English instruction effective? Research conducted in 1997-98 and again in 1998-99 showed that English language learners in classes with teachers who had been trained in sheltered instruction under the SIOP model outperformed similar students in control classes (Echevarria, Vogt, & Short, 2004).

In this way, what does structured English immersion mean?

Structured English Immersion (SEI) is a technique for rapidly teaching English to English Language Learners. The term was coined by Keith Baker and Adriana de Kanter in a 1983 recommendation to schools to make use of Canada's successful French immersion programs.

Why is it called sheltered instruction?

In the days when the term was first used in connection with ELLs, students were considered "sheltered" because they studied in classes separate from "the mainstream" and did not compete academically with native English speaking students (Freeman & Freeman, 1988).

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