English Language Acquisition

Digging Deeper into the English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education - Module Three

Digging Deeper Into the English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education,” is the third in a three-part series professional development modules about using the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards for Adult Education. The training is intended for instructors, instructional leaders, program administrators, and professional development providers.

Analyzing Student Tasks in Relation to Content Demands, Thinking Skills, and Language Use - Module Two

Analyzing Student Tasks in Relation to Content Demands, Thinking Skills, and Language Use” is the second in a three-part series of professional development modules about using the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards for Adult Education. This training is intended for instructors, instructional leaders, administrators, and professional development providers who are learning to use the new ELP standards in conjunction with their academic content standards.

Preparing Adult English Language Learners for the Workforce: Models and Resources

This training addresses workforce-focused instruction in three venues: workplace, vocational classes, and adult English as a second language classes. Topics include essential components, promising practices, strengths and challenges of each program, LINCS resources, and issues facing the field. Participants have networking and program planning opportunities.

Preparing English Learners for Work and Career Pathways: Understanding Key Concepts (ESL Pro)

This self-paced online course is Unit 1 in the ESL Pro module Preparing English Learners for Work and Career Pathways. Unit 1, Understanding Key Concepts, provides a broad overview for designing and implementing an adult English language acquisition program contextualized for career pathways. The purpose of Unit 1 is to outline the rationale behind contextualized instruction.

Preparing English Learners for Work and Career Pathways: Program Design: Issues and Options (ESL Pro)

This self-paced online course is Unit 2 in the ESL Pro module Preparing English Learners for Work and Career Pathway. Unit 2, Program Design: Issues and Options, reviews different models of contextualization so educators can establish a career-oriented, English language acquisition design that is right for their program context.

Preparing English Learners for Work and Career Pathways: Capturing What Counts: Evaluation and Assessment (ESL Pro)

This self-paced online course is Unit 4 in the ESL Pro module Preparing English Learners for Work and Career Pathways. Unit 4, Evaluation and Assessment, reviews the key elements in program evaluation and provides ideas and tools for capturing learner progress and celebrating success.

Preparing English Learners for Work and Career Pathways: Bright Ideas for Curriculum and Instruction (ESL Pro)

This self-paced online course is Unit 3 in the ESL Pro module Preparing English Learners for Work and Career Pathways. Unit 3, Curriculum and Instruction, describes the key steps for designing a contextualization instructional program for English language learners and provides ideas for infusing instruction with career pathway content.

New Materials on Rigor, Digital Literacy, and Career Pathways from LINCS ESL Pro

The ESL Pro project created materials and provided support to 10 states to improve adult English language learner instruction in three areas: increasing the rigor of instruction, integrating digital literacy into English language instruction, and connecting adult ESL learners to career pathways. The materials are available on the LINCS website: http://lincs.ed.gov/programs/eslpro. Each of the three suites of materials includes an issue brief, online learning module, and a companion learning resource for educators.

Meeting the Language Needs of Today’s Adult English Language Learners: Strategies for English Language Acquisition (ESL Pro)

This is Unit 3 in the module Meeting the Language Needs of Today’s Adult English Language Learner. Unit 3, Strategies for English Language Acquisition, focuses on the language strategies that adult English language learners can employ for accessing and understanding more complex written texts, both print and digital, and understanding complex oral language in any type of class at any level.