This course focuses on effective strategies for English language instruction. Participants will go beyond a one-size-fits-all approach to explore and implement innovative ways of teaching vocabulary and grammar, listening and speaking, reading and writing, and designing fair and accurate assessments. Learn more about ELL (English language learner) students and their needs and how to choose the most appropriate materials and activities for the classroom. Explore how teachers can choose and fine-tune the principles that exactly fit their teaching situation. Participants will rethink the traditional native vs. non-native distinction, see why teaching English is so different from teaching other subjects, and explore innovative approaches like Communicative Language Teaching and the lexical approach.
Participants will be able to:
Use a number of general language-teaching principles to guide your choice of classroom activities.
Discover some different ways to select and teach words and phrases that are especially useful for your students, and get to know the lexical approach.
Examine listening, speaking, and reading skills while exploring what you can do to help learners communicate more effectively in English and improve their comprehension and reading speed.
Select appropriate tasks and topics to help your students compose texts more effectively with a better sense of why writing is the most challenging ability for language learners.
Be a more effective and reflective teacher, as well as see the importance of continuing your professional growth now and throughout your career.
How to Register and Enroll
To complete enrollment you must register and pay for each course on both the CE Credits Online website and the ASPDP site.
Add the P Credit course(s) to your Cart.
When you are ready to check out, go to your cart. You will be asked to log-in to your account or create a new account.
Follow the enrollment and payment prompts. If you have a coupon/discount, you will be asked to enter it during the enrollment process.
Upon purchase, you will receive an email receipt and be able to login to your course at https://www.cecreditsonline.org/pages/eclassroom-sign-in.
Important: You must then register for each CE Credits Online course on the NYC DOE ASPDP website. Our courses are in the ASPDP catalog using the provider drop-down menu and selecting CE Credits Online/Riesling Group. At that time you will pay the NYC DOE ASPDP fee of $125 for a 3 P Credit course or $45 for a 1 P Credit course when you register.