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English Language Acquisition

Formative Assessment to Inform Quality Adult ESL Instruction (ELL-U)

In this self-paced online course, participants will define formative assessment and explain its integral role in systematically planning and delivering adult English as a second language instruction, select and design a variety of formative assessment activities that engage learners in setting their own goals and monitoring their own progress, and will use appropriate oral and written feedback techniques that inform learners of their progress.

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.

Developing Oral Proficiency in Adults Learning English (ELL-U)

Participants in this virtual study circle will read and discuss recent research on the interactions, corrective feedback techniques, and instructional activities that are effective in helping adults learn to communicate orally in English. Participants will work together to consider practical applications in their own classes. Study circle activities will encourage teachers to examine the quantity and quality of student talk in their classrooms.

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.

Formative Assessment to Ensure Lesson Objectives Are Met (ELL-U)

This one-session study circle will provide users who have completed the online course Formative Assessment to Inform Quality Adult ESL Instruction with additional opportunities to explore the course content, engage in faculty and peer discussions, and continue to gain knowledge and implementation strategies related to topics in the course. Participants should bring their questions and comments from the course to participate in a Question & Answer session with the study circle facilitator.

Integrating Digital Literacy into Adult English Language Instruction: Solving Problems in Technology-Rich Environments (ESL Pro)

This self-paced online course is Unit 4 in the module Integrating Digital Literacy into Adult English Language Instruction. Unit 4, Problem-Solving in Technology-Rich Environments, incorporates a wide range of digital literacies into problem-solving in technology-rich environments and is for teachers who have already been integrating digital literacy into their practice and want to take it further.

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