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Content-based Instructional Strategies for ELL

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Content-based Instructional Strategies for ELL

Humboldt State University

  • Tuition: $375.00
  • Tuition: $345.00
  • (You Save: $30.00)
  • Number of: Hours 45
  • 3 university semester credits, 4 university quarter credits
    (university fees are additional)
  • System Requirements
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CE Credits Online and Humboldt State University Extended Education are pleased to offer you online professional development courses designed to improve teaching and student achievement.

  • Standards-based
  • Asynchronous – start at any time
  • Self-paced – work at your own convenience
  • Completely online – no commuting, parking, missed classes and no dress code!
  • User friendly and engaging with numerous videos that model new strategies and skills
  • Facilitated by highly trained moderators.


Humboldt State University (HSU):
HSU offers post baccalaureate, 700 level credits based on a semester system. The credit fee due from the student is $50 per credit.  

Initiating Your University Credit Request
CE Credits Online is the course provider and Humboldt State University is the accrediting institution. The HSU Office of Extended Education issues the university credit, and there is a fee of $50 per credit.  Upon completion of your course, you have two weeks to apply and pay for university credit.   University credit fees are not included in the price listed.  Once we have verified that all your coursework is completed and approved, and we have received the credit fees, your paperwork, along with the fees, will be sent to Humboldt State University for processing at the end of each month. The processing of your credits can take up to 6-8 weeks from the time of your request.

For more information regarding this process you may visit University Affiliations.

Course Description

Course Description:

This course focuses on effective content-based instructional strategies for English language learners (ELL). Learn how to balance the dual focus on language and subject matter, and also learn a helpful framework for designing content-based classes and lessons. Examine different criteria for choosing and developing the content to teach, as well as factors influencing the choice, development, and adaptation of materials. Learn several useful activity types and how to integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing in content-based instruction with students at different proficiency levels. Explore and learn how to implement technological resources available for developing content-based curricula, and understand how assessment is affected by the use of content-based instruction.

Course Objectives: Participants will

  • Apply the “Six-T’s Approach” to developing their own content-based lessons. Originally proposed by Stoller and Grabe (1997), the Six T’s provides a useful framework for designing content-based courses.
  • Integrate the four skills and language components in content-based instruction and develop a content-based unit that includes prototypical activities in order to create an integrated-skills focus.
  • Work with students at various proficiency levels, using techniques related to using content-based instruction with (literate) beginners, false beginners, intermediate, and advanced language learners.
  • Incorporate numerous technological resources that can be used in content-based instruction. These include Internet resources, such as websites that give information about language learning and teaching, as well as those that provide subject matter information.
  • Assess issues in content-based instruction and assess learners’ language skills and content knowledge with the main purposes of language testing and criteria used to evaluate language measures. They should also be able to explain the role alternative and authentic assessment play in language testing and content-based instruction.
Syllabus
  • Course:
    Content-based Instructional Strategies for ELL
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Number of Credits:
    3 credits
  • Number of Hours:
    45 Hours

Course Description:

This course focuses on effective content-based instructional strategies for English language learners (ELL). Learn how to balance the dual focus on language and subject matter, and also learn a helpful framework for designing content-based classes and lessons. Examine different criteria for choosing and developing the content to teach, as well as factors influencing the choice, development, and adaptation of materials. Learn several useful activity types and how to integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing in content-based instruction with students at different proficiency levels. Explore and learn how to implement technological resources available for developing content-based curricula, and understand how assessment is affected by the use of content-based instruction.

Course Objectives: Participants will

  • Apply the “Six-T’s Approach” to developing their own content-based lessons. Originally proposed by Stoller and Grabe (1997), the Six T’s provides a useful framework for designing content-based courses.
  • Integrate the four skills and language components in content-based instruction and develop a content-based unit that includes prototypical activities in order to create an integrated-skills focus.
  • Work with students at various proficiency levels, using techniques related to using content-based instruction with (literate) beginners, false beginners, intermediate, and advanced language learners.
  • Incorporate numerous technological resources that can be used in content-based instruction. These include Internet resources, such as websites that give information about language learning and teaching, as well as those that provide subject matter information.
  • Assess issues in content-based instruction and assess learners’ language skills and content knowledge with the main purposes of language testing and criteria used to evaluate language measures. They should also be able to explain the role alternative and authentic assessment play in language testing and content-based instruction.

Student Expectations:

This online course is experiential and interactive. Participants will engage in a variety of activities to learn, practice, and apply the skills outlined in the course. This will include reflective journal exercises, short answers that are reviewed by a moderator, quizzes, and observation and analysis of lessons. A final exam is also a part of the course. Participation in all of these areas is necessary for students to successfully complete the course with a passing grade.

Credit:

Upon completion of the course, students can decide if they would like to receive credit and from which university they would like to receive credit. Please see the Affiliations tab at the top of the main page, www.cecreditsonline.org, or select How to Obtain Credits under the Obtaining Credits tab within your account.

Class Outline:

  • Lesson 1
    • Introduction
    • 1.a Defining Content Based Instruction
    • 1.b Seven Characteristics of Content-Based Instruction
    • 1.c The Seven Characteristics of CBI: A Classroom Example
    • 1.d The Seven Characteristics of CBI: A Classroom Example (Continued)
    • 1.e Subject Areas Used As the Basis for CBI Courses
    • 1.f Supplementary Material
  • Lesson 2
    • 2.a Sustained Content-Based Instruction
    • 2.b The Adjunct Model
    • 2.c Sheltered Content Instruction
    • 2.d Theme-Based Instruction
    • 2.e A Comparison of the Four Types of Content-Based Instruction
    • 2.f Supplementary Material
  • Lesson 3
    • 3.a The Immersion Model
    • 3.b Language Across the Curriculum and Content-Enriched FLES
    • 3.c Language for Specific Purposes
    • 3.d General English Curricula
    • 3.e The Relationship of the Curricular Models to CBI
    • 3.f Supplementary Material
  • Lesson 4
    • 4.a Components of the Six-T’s Approach
    • 4.b Texts and Tasks
    • 4.c Transitions
    • 4.d Example of the Six-T’s Approach
    • 4.e Example of the Six-T’s Approach (Continued)
    • 4.f Supplementary Material
  • Lesson 5
    • 5.a The Shifting Focus of Language and Content
    • 5.b The Interacting Subsystems of Language
    • 5.c Helping Students Learn the Language of the Subject Matter
    • 5.d The Balance of Language and Content Instruction in Different CBI Courses
    • 5.e Practical Activities for the CBI Classroom
    • 5.f Supplementary Material
  • Lesson 6
    • 6.a Themes That Have Been Addressed in CBI Curricula
    • 6.b Criteria for Theme Selection
    • 6.c Learning Content and Language through "Multiple Exposures"
    • 6.d An Example of Exploitability in a Topic
    • 6.e Theme Selection in a Sustained Content Course in Guinea
    • 6.f Supplementary Material
  • Midterm
  • Lesson 7
    • 7.a Materials in Content-Based Instruction
    • 7.b The Textbook and Beyond
    • 7.c The Value of Using Authentic Materials in CBI
    • 7.d Background Knowledge and Content-Based Materials
    • 7.e Schema Activation and Advance Organizers
    • 7.f Supplementary Material
  • Lesson 8
    • 8.a Task-Based Learning
    • 8.b Elements of a Task
    • 8.c Seven Principles for Task-Based Language Teaching
    • 8.d Creating Visual Products
    • 8.e Project-Based Learning
    • 8.f Supplementary Material
  • Lesson 9
    • 9.a Revisiting the Four Skills
    • 9.b Activities for Integrating the Four Skills in Content-Based Instruction
    • 9.c Vocabulary Building in Content-Based Instruction
    • 9.d Focusing on Grammar in Content-Based Instruction
    • 9.e A Sample Unit Integrating the Four Skills, Grammar, and Vocabulary
    • 9.f Supplementary Material
  • Lesson 10
    • 10.a Proficiency and Language Learners
    • 10.b Understanding Scaffolding in Content-Based Instruction
    • 10.c Scaffolding Strategies for Language Teachers
    • 10.d Modifying Communication with Learners
    • 10.e Scaffolding CBI Lessons
    • 10.f supplementary material
  • Lesson 11
    • 11.a Technology and the Six-T’s Approach to Content-Based Instruction
    • 11.b Technology and Information about Content Areas
    • 11.c Information about Language, Language Learning, and Language Teaching
    • 11.d Technological Applications and Language Teaching
    • 11.e Technology Tools in Language Lessons
    • 11.f Supplementary Material
  • Lesson 12
    • 12.a Useful Language Assessment
    • 12.b purposes and methods of language assessment
    • 12.c Alternative Assessment
    • 12.d Authentic Assessment in Content-Based Instruction
    • 12.e Assessing Language and Content
    • 12.f Supplementary Material
  • Post Survey
  • Evaluation
  • Final Exam
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  • Asynchronous – start at any time – 24/7
  • Self-paced – work at your own pace and convenience 
  • Completely online – no commuting, parking, missed classes and no dress code
  • User friendly and engaging with numerous videos that model new strategies and skills 

*University Credits: All CE Credits Online courses are eligible for University Credit. Please visit our University Affiliation page for more information. (University credit fees are additional)

We are affiliated with the Humboldt State University (HSU), part of the California State University System, located in Arcata, CA.

Approved for graduate level semester credits
   45 hours = 3 semester credits
   30 hours = 2 semester credits
   15 hours = 1 semester credit

Receiving HSU Semester Credit: On or about the 1st and the 16th of every month CECO submits completion paperwork to HSU along with the participant’s fee of $50 per credit. Processing the credits through HSU can take up to 6-8 weeks from the time of the initial credit request. Please visit our University Affiliation page for more information. (University credit fees are additional)

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