Read Chapter 6 of your textbook entitled, “English-Language Oracy Development.” Also, read the "Introduction to BICS/CALP" PowerPoint presentation. BICS stands for Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills. CALP stands for Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency.
Answer the following questions:
What are the differences between BICS and CALP? Why is it important to know about BICS and CALP?
In addition to BICS and CALP, what are two things you have learned about oracy development? How have these two things changed the ways in which you will teach ELLs?
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