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Teaching English Language Learners (ELL): An Introduction

3 Credits , K-12 , ELLs , Instructional Strategies

  • 45 Hours/CPE Credit
  • Course Only

Regular price

Course Description:

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.

Course 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.

Enrollment is a two-step process:

To Register/Enroll in a Course:

Register:

  • Register with Region 10 ESC by going to Region 10 Education Service Center.
  • Once you have registered, Region 10 will email you a prepaid enrollment code to use to enroll at CE Credits Online.

Enroll:

  • Begin at https://www.cecreditsonline.org/collections/region-10
  • Select your course and click “Add to Cart”.
  • Review cart and click “Login”.
  • If you’re a new user, click “Create account”. If you’re a returning user, log in with your email and password.
  • You will now be returned to the cart. Enter your enrollment code and click “Validate”.
  • Click “Check Out”.
  • Complete your order by entering your contact information. Click “Continue to Payment Method”. (You will not be charged or need to enter a credit card number)
  • Click “Complete Order”.
  • If you are a new user, you will receive an automated email from Schoology with your initial eClassroom Sign In information.
  • You have 180 days from your enrollment date to complete your course.
  • If you have any questions, check out our FAQs or email support@cecreditsonline.org.

For questions regarding the registration or payment process through Region 10, please contact:

CPE Credit: All courses are approved for CPE credit.

Upon Course Completion:

Obtaining Graduate Credits

  • We have partnered with regionally-accredited universities to provide graduate-level university credits for our courses.
  • Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for your records.
  • Select the university (see University Partners tab) from whom you want your credits--the university or universities that are providing credits for a specific course are listed in the drop down in each course description.
  • Email support@cecreditsonline.org to let us know you are completed and which university you have selected for your credits.
  • CE Credits Online will email you instructions on how to pay for the credits ($50-$55/credit, depending on the university you select).
  • Upon completion of your course, 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.

Obtaining CPE Credits

  • Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for your records that will include the name of the course, the number of professional development hours completed and our CPE Provider number.
  • The Certificate of Completion is designed as a record that verifies that a professional development course was taken and passed.