Beginning SEI Approaches

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A 4 page research paper on Structured English Immersion (SEI), which is a methodology for teaching Second Language Learners (ESLs) in which instruction is designed to be at the "learner's readiness level," with teachers speaking in English between 70 and 90 percent of the time (Rodriguez and Higgins, 2005, p. 236). Baker (1998) points out that SEI is not the equivalent of an All-English approach, as the students' native language is used to a limited extent. Supporters of SEI assert that students are capable of learning "English and non-language subjects taught in English" at a desirable level of assimilation simultaneously (Rodriguez and Higgins, 2005). This examination of SEI instruction describes three approaches that are applicable to the needs of beginning students. Bibliography lists 7 sources.