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Teaching English Language Learners (ELL): An Introduction

3 Credits , K-12 , ELLs , Instructional Strategies

$399
$179
  • Course + Credits
  • 45 Hrs./3 Salary Points
  • Course Only
  • 45 Hrs./3 Salary Points

Regular price

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.

Objectives:

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.

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  • Upon purchase, you will receive an email receipt and be able to log into your course at eclassroom.cecreditsonline.org. You have 180 days from your purchase to complete your course.
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Graduate-level Professional Development Credits

  • We have partnered with regionally-accredited universities to provide graduate-level professional development credits for the courses.  All courses taken for graduate-level credit receive both a Certificate of Completion for your records and an official University Transcript.
  • Upon completion of your course, email us at support@cecreditsonline.org and let us know you want university credits, and which university you selected.
  • You will receive an email with instructions on how to pay for the credits.
  • CE Credits Online will forward all the required documentation to the University you selected.
  • The University partner will process your course completion and provide a transcript that includes the name of the course, course number, number of credits, and your grade.
  • You will receive directions on how to receive your transcript in email form, and you can also review the University Partners section of our website for more information.
  • Note: If you would like to take courses with Adams State University, please purchase the Course Only version of the course and upon completion email support@cecreditsonline.org to request your graduate credits from Adams State University. Each graduate credit costs $55.
  • You must check with your district to ensure the credits received will meet your specific requirements. We will not be held responsible if your school, district or state does not accept the credits issued.

Salary Points

  • We offer all of our courses as a Course Only option that can be used to meet your LAUSD Independent Charter School recertification or professional development needs (always check with your district/state to determine eligibility).
  • Course Only courses are eligible for Salary Points.
  • Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for your records that will include the name of the course and number of professional development hours completed and should be submitted for Salary Points.
  • The Certificate of Completion acts as a record that verifies that a professional development course was taken and passed.