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Award-winning brain research expert David A. Sousa explains current research on how the brain learns language and provides strategies for teaching English language learners.

Recognizing and Addressing Problems in Learning English
Recognizing and addressing problems in learning english
Learning Problem or Learning Disability?

Juan was having a difficult time learning English. He had been living in New Jersey for more than four years. He was in the fourth grade and his teachers could hardly understand him when he spoke or read in English. His parents were from Venezuela, but they often spoke English at home to help and encourage their children to learn the language. Juan's two younger siblings were making exceptional progress in developing their English language skills. Why not Juan? His classroom teacher had worked with other Spanish-speaking students over the years. But Juan's progress in English was just too slow and she suspected a language-learning disability. She referred ...

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