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English Language Acquisition

Teaching ELLs Who Are Emergent Readers (ELL-U)

This self-paced online course offers introductory, research-based information about teaching adult English language learners who are just beginning to acquire print literacy largely due to lack of access to formal schooling. This course will clarify how and why this population is unique, offer processes for identifying emergent readers, and explore a range of teaching/assessment strategies that build initial literacy.

The Role of Culture in the Education of Adult English Language Learners (ELL-U)

This self-paced online course provides techniques and strategies to help educators create a culturally inclusive learning environment and facilitate (cross-) cultural understanding. It explores a range of topics related to the role of culture in teaching classes with adult English language learners.

Second Language Acquisition: Myths, Beliefs, and What the Research Shows (ELL-U)

This self-paced online course offers participants introductory, research-based information on second language acquisition by exploring common myths and beliefs about how languages are taught and learned.

Teaching Adult English Language Learners Who Are Emergent Readers (ELL-U)

This interactive training will prepare teachers to work effectively with English language learners who have had limited formal schooling by engaging participants in research-based, authentic teaching techniques and hands-on activities that will focus on teaching basic literacy skills (e.g., alphabetics, vocabulary, comprehension) in age-appropriate ways.

Professional Development for Teaching Adult Emergent Readers (ELL-U)

This training outlines for educators some of the most important research-based characteristics of adult language learners who are becoming literate for the first time. The training will highlight useful materials, model a few core teaching strategies, and discuss program models that serve this unique population. Participants are encouraged to bring their own reading lists, materials, and questions to the training.

Principles of Second Language Teaching: Planning, Implementing, and Managing Instruction (ELL-U)

This self-paced online course provides an overview broken into three key components: (1) know the communicative needs of your students, (2) plan lessons that integrate communication skills with life skills, work readiness, and civics content, and (3) implement student-centered instruction practices and classroom management strategies.

Second Language Acquisition in Action (ELL-U)

This virtual study circle is designed to extend participants’ learning from the ELL-U online course Second Language Acquisition: Myths, Beliefs, and What the Research Shows. Participants will debrief the course, read articles, and brainstorm ways to bring key ideas into the classroom and potentially an action research project. Questions related to the online course will be invited and explored. Prerequisite: ELL-U online course - Second Language Acquisition: Myths, Beliefs, and What the Research Shows (EL32VS)

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

This is Unit 1 in the module Meeting the Language Needs of Today’s Adult English Language Learner. Unit 1, Increasing Rigor for English Language Acquisition, focuses on the rationale for increasing the rigor of adult English language acquisition instruction in any type of class at any level.

Designing Curriculum for Work-Based ESL Classes

This training is a facilitated discussion on designing curriculum and content for work-based English as a second language classes. Using expert-reviewed, research-based LINCS resources, the training address tailoring participants’ curricula and contextualizing class materials to meet immigrant students’ and industries’ employment needs. This session includes time for networking and sharing ideas and experiences with others in the field.

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