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Old 04-19-2021, 01:23 PM
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OP, maybe the special ed facilitator means, by "he's not good enough in English yet", that he hasn't mastered grammar concepts? The parts of speech, how to construct sentences, and that type of nuts-and-bolts approach? Different students absorb language different ways. Some learn by ear, pick up pronunciation and phrases easily, and can learn patterns, without the analytical approach grammarians emphasize. I'm using that as an example. This is why programs like "Rosetta Stone" are popular; you watch a scene, and learn the vocabulary and phrases appropriate to it. Before you know it, you're speaking in a limited fashion, but you're doing so spontaneously, rather than building a dialog word by word, according to rules and vocab lists.

Your son could be good at that type of spontaneous approach. Or may have his own learning style, that's equally effective.

You can try, and see how it goes. I see no harm in that. If the student gets frustrated repeatedly, you can try a different approach, and then decide whether to continue, depending on his response.
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