Encouraging home language use is an effective way to increase ELL's language and literacy skills. Knowing how influential L1 language use is, develop an activity that ELL professionals might use to encourage home language use in the classroom or caregiver setting. Be creative! How might your activity involve parents? Would you want to plan a fieldtrip? Outdoor activity? Special event?
In a minimum of 2-pages (not counting the title page and references page), include the following:
Provide a summary of the influences of home language (L1) use on the development of language and literacy skills in the target language (L2). Use research to support your ideas.
Create a detailed activity that provides ample opportunities for home language use. Include the steps, materials, and time frame required to complete this activity.
Use professional language including complete sentences and proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation throughout your paper. Be sure to cite any research sources in APA format. If you need assistance with APA format, refer to this Library and Learning Services APA Guide.