Great for classroom teachers and English as a New Language (ENL) teachers too! You don't need to know Spanish to help your Spanish speaking students thrive as English Language Learners.
The following is an English sound chart specifically designed for Spanish-speaking ENL (formally known as ELL or ESL) students. It includes all common English consonants, vowels, and digraphs. Whenever possible, I have selected images of concrete nouns where the Spanish and English words are cognates or alliterations. In some situations, such as the English sound ‘J’ or many of the vowel sounds, there are no concrete nouns where the target English sound can also be heard in Spanish. In these situations, I have chosen very simple images that the majority of your students will know the English word for without needing help from you or a classmate.
This tool should help your ENL students work more independently during writing and phonics activities.
There are two versions included in this document; one is in color and the other is a black and white version. The charts are designed as silent teachers for students to use at their desks, so they small. You can leave the chart in its 8.5 by 11 format or cut along the dotted line and create a long thin banner to go along the top of a student’s desk.