Saturday, October 15, 2011

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ESL Teacher as Cultural Broker

by Judie Haynes

Simple awareness on the part of mainstream staff members will help them deal more effectively with cross-cultural dissension. As ESL/bilingual professionals we need to teach strategies which help our colleagues understand the role culture plays in the behavior and reactions of second language learners and their parents.