Todays Task: Write 3 words in both Spanish and English
But I don't know how to write in English
I can help!! My 1st language is Englsih!
But, I can't remember how to spell my words in Spanish
I can help you!! I speak Spanish as my first language
The teacher asks a class of mixed students, (ELL's and not) to write 3 words in English and Spanish
The boy, who is an ELL expresses that he does not how to write in English, so the English speaker excitedly offers help. The positivity and motivation to learn allows for the students to feel less socially and psychologically distant, according to Schumann's acculturation theory.
The English speaker, does not remember how to spell in Spanish, so the boy helps her. Working equally together in small groups allows for social distance to be diminished.