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Adapting Physics courses for ESL/ELL students


Bilingual glossaries

Physics English and Spanish glossary

Algebra and Trig English and Spanish glossary

Additional glossaries in many languages are available here for: U.S. History and Government, Global History, Geometry, Earth Science, Chemistry, Biology. Most are available at middle school and high school levels.

Glossaries for ESL students: ELA, Math, Science, and social studies

many opportunities to ask questions in class.

reduce amount of text

visual analogies

colorful, step-by-step diagrams

animations (videos or GIFs) to illustrate principles

interactive computer labs, relying mostly on visuals from PhET (Physics Education Technology)

hands-on labs : students feel and measure physics principles.

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