English Language Acquisition

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.

Metacognitive Strategies and Motivation in the Classroom (ELL-U)

This one-session “quick study” study circle extends learning from the online course Second Language Acquisition: Myths, Beliefs, and What the Research Shows. Participants will discuss the course content, engage in faculty and peer discussions, deepen knowledge, and explore strategies related to the course. Participants should bring their questions and comments from the course to participate in a Question & Answer session with the course author and facilitator. Participants will explore strategies promoting metacognitive and metalinguistic skills in the classroom.

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.

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

This is Unit 2 in the module Meeting the Language Needs of Today’s Adult English Language Learner. Unit 2, Language for English-Language Acquisition, focuses on the academic and professional language that adult English language learners need for engaging in academic and professional conversations, accessing and understanding more complex written and oral texts at both work and school, and recognizing the conventions of formal academic or professional English.

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.

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

This is Unit 4 in the module Meeting the Language Needs of Today’s Adult English Language Learner. Unit 4, Critical Thinking for English Language Acquisition, focuses on the critical thinking skills English language learners need to express ideas in academic and professional conversations, to understand more complex written and oral texts at work and school, and to use higher-order skills to make decisions, solve problems, and fully engage with others.

LINCS ESL Pro Study Circles Support Teachers in Using the ESL Pro Resources

In this how-to session, participants will learn how to facilitate the new freely available LINCS ESL Pro Study Circles to actively engage teachers in learning about and applying innovative strategies in the classroom. The suites of ESL Pro resources focus on: (1) enhancing the rigor of ESL instruction, (2) integrating digital literacy, and (3) contextualizing instruction to support English learners onto career pathways. The study circle guides are based on what is currently known about high-quality professional development.