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?