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ESOL Online. Every child literate - a shared responsibility.
Ministry of Education.

Principle 1 Know your learners

Know your learners - their language background, their language proficiency, their experiential background.

What do you know about your students' language skills? What do you know about their prior knowledge? How will you find out this information? How will it affect your planning?

School stories

Watch these examples of ESOL principle 1 in the classroom

Primary level: Year 7 technology focus


Secondary level: Year 10 social studies 

Learn how to  build a cultural village with your students. A collaborative way for teachers to discover more about their learners and their backgrounds. This resource can be used in a variety of ways, and enables students to share information about their country with classmates.

Useful teaching strategies to support Principle 1

Published on: 19 Feb 2018