A Semantic Perspective of Communication with ESL Parents: Problems

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1. Understanding lexical items/phrases

2. Homophones

2.1. words that sound the same but have different meanings. Ex: do & dew

3. Polysemis

3.1. several words/phrases that have related distinct meanings. Ex: love could mean to strongly like; I love playing on the iPad.

4. Idioms

4.1. phrase whose meaning is not what you'd expect. Ex: Kick the bucket

5. Recognizing new phrases/ words

5.1. content-area vocabulary; Ex: gross-motor skills

6. Hearing

7. Complex meanings

8. Listening comprehension difficulty

9. Misunderstandings

9.1. Vocabulary and pronunciation

10. Helping parents

10.1. Relate to prior knowledge

10.2. Link previously known ideas & semantic knowledge to current topics

10.3. Pre-teach content words, phrases, and meanings

10.4. Create a handout with key vocabulary