Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners
3 CPE Credits | 45 Hours
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This course focuses on effective strategies for English language instruction. 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. Teachers 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. 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.
- 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
We offer online professional development courses for teachers in Texas that are eligible for Graduate-level Professional Development Credit and CPE Credits towards Texas State License Renewal.
- Texas Approved CPE Provider # 500-494 (Since 2004)
- Our provider name is CPE Credits Online
To Enroll in a Course:
- Select the course you wish to take.
- If you need a certificate of completion only (for Texas CPEs), choose the Course Only option. Or…
- If you need an official transcript, choose the Course & University Credits option. See our University Partners page for more information about our regionally accredited university partners.
- Add the course to your cart.
- When you are ready to check out, go to your cart, and click “Check Out”.
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- Follow the enrollment and payment prompts. If you have a gift card or discount code, you will enter it at the end of the enrollment process.
- Upon purchase, you will receive an email receipt and be able to log in to your course at eClassroom Sign in. You have 180 days (about 6 months) from your purchase to complete your course.
Course + Credit Courses
- We have partnered with regionally-accredited universities to provide graduate-level professional development credits for our courses. See our University Partners tab. All courses taken for graduate-level credit receive both a Certificate of Completion and a University Transcript for your records.
- Upon enrollment, you will select the University from which you wish your credits.
- 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.
- 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.
- CE Credits Online is an approved provider of CPE credits. TEA-approved CPE providers list. (always check with your district to determine eligibility).
- 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.
- The Certificate of Completion acts as a record that verifies that a professional development course was taken and passed.