What I feel about students using English in my classroom?
I was asked a question. This teacher has a concern and she wanted to know how do I feel about it. Apparently, she has learned an immersion classroom teacher has been sending students to time out when the students speak English in Chinese class.
She said it doesn’t feel right but she didn’t know what to say or think.
My answer might not be right but I have my reasons to not to agree with this kind of consequences.
Reason one, these students are living in US, of course they need to speak English and speaking English shouldn’t be punished. One might argue, but they are in Chinese My perspective on students using English in my classroom is rooted in fostering a balanced and respectful bilingual learning environment. I was recently asked about my thoughts on a situation where a Chinese immersion classroom teacher was sending students to time out for speaking English in class. While my response may not be definitive, I have reasons for disagreeing with this approach.