Capstone Project Title
Shelley Orr and Jana Lo Bello Miller
This project examined English Language (EL) learners and pair work in order to improve English skills and proficiency, answering the question: What are the best ways to use pair work to assist EL students in making English proficiency gains? There are many sources that show that collaboration and in particular, pair collaboration, supports language learning for all ages. One reason for this may be because language learning is most successful when there is plenty of feedback and interaction, creating plenty of opportunities to practice language skills. The project led to creation of a professional development course for educators that teaches many of the strategies and techniques for pair work with ELs for general educators and EL teachers alike. It is divided into topics that include pair work strategies with English speaking, reading, and writing, as well as overall techniques to improve language acquisition. The ultimate goal for this teacher course is to provide simple pair work strategies for educators so they can improve EL instruction in any content area.
ESL/ ELLs, Staff Development, Teachers/ Teaching
Meyer, Olivia, "Best Practices Using Pair Work for English Language Learners" (2022). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 859.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects