This course focuses on effective strategies for English language instruction for Pasadena Unified School District teachers. Whether you are considering a career move to ELL instruction or you are seeking strategies to support ELL student’s language skills within your classroom, you will find many valuable frameworks and practical advice. 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 students and their needs and how to choose the most appropriate materials for the classroom. Explore how teachers can choose the principles that exactly fit their teaching situation. Teachers 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.
Learn how to participate in a brave learning space
Describe the English Language learning continuum across the world
Analyze experiences of multicultural ELLs as expressed in their own voices
Describe the CR-SE Framework
Plan affirming classroom environments for diverse ELLs
Compare various types of language learning programs
Explain the difference between ELL, ESL, and EFL
Analyze the effects of age on language acquisition
Describe research-based programming for English Language Learners
Describe the traditional methods of grammar-translation, direct, and audio-lingual language instruction.
Analyze the change to humanistic methods including The Silent Method, TPR, TPR-S, and Community Language Learning
Determine the methods of language instruction that will benefit ELLs in your classroom.
Analyze how Communicative Language Teaching supports the language and academic goals of ELLs.
Analyze the importance of academic vocabulary for ELLs
Evaluate best practices in vocabulary instruction for ELLs
Help students develop word learning strategies
Understand the specific aspects of English grammar that are difficult for most ELLs
Evaluate the importance of grammar patterns to language acquisition
Analyze instructional strategies that support ELLs in listening, speaking, and pronunciation
Analyze instructional strategies to support ELLs in reading and writing
Revise and plan lessons that incorporate teaching practices specifically designed to support ELLs.
Consider barriers caused by bias, incorrect assumptions, or improper pedagogy for English language learners
Analyze how different types of testing impact ELLs
Compare the purpose of various assessments
Determine how language barriers can cause improper placements
Use effective authentic assessment practices
Evaluate effective accommodation strategies
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