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Common Grammar Errors By Hmong ELL’s


Ya Po Cha, a talented teacher of the Hmong language and of science at our school, recently prepared a short PowerPoint describing The Most Common Grammar Mistakes Hmong Students Make (he gave me position to post it here).

I think it’s helpful to anyone who teaches Hmong English Language Learners.  This presentation also shows that it’s useful for teachers to get a similar understanding of how the “rules” governing student native languages can affect their learning of English.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. Very helpful. I always need good, concrete examples to share with pre-service teachers about WHY ELLs have trouble. Something like this for other languages would be fabulous.

  2. Thank you for this. These are the exact problems my Hmong and Thai students have!

  3. Mr. Ferlazzo! Not sure if you remember me, but I helped your class as a t.a. in 2010 at burbank! I happened to stumble upon this as I was google Hmong grammar. This was very helpful! I hope all is well!

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