Parent the difference between Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills

Imagine that a parent of one of your students approached you because her daughter has been placed in your EL classroom. The parent mentions that she is confused as to why her daughter is in an EL classroom if she can speak English. However, the student’s AZELLA test scores do not reflect that she is proficient.

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

How would you explain to the parent the difference between Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS) and Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP)?
What are some developmental language traits and sequences in English language acquisition? How would you explain them to the parent?
Review the College’s Conceptual Framework.

How does this topic link to the Conceptual Framework and the framework’s philosophical relationship to effective teacher preparation?

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