Welcome to Ms. Tate’s ESOL Classroom

Mission Statement:

To create an environment where diversity is explored, appreciated and celebrated. Students who have the ability to function cross culturally will have a distinct advantage in the new global economy.

Teaching and educational background:

This will be my 6th year teaching ESL (English as a second language) with ABSS, and I had the opportunity to teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) for 12 years in Japan. In 2016, I graduated from UNC-G with a MAT TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages). My studies have expanded my knowledge base and skills in the high-need field of (TEOSL) (Teaching English to students of other languages .

Developing Bilingual, Biliterate and Bicultural students for the 21st century:

Intensive exposure to a second language disrupts the development of the native language, which may then become the weaker language. If students are to build proficiency in both languages, they need regular exposure and deliberate practice. Becoming bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural is an endeavor that requires an ongoing commitment and deliberate practice.