ESOL - Methods of Teaching

Apply principles of differentiated instruction. Explore methods and strategies for identifying the needs of individual students who are in the process of acquiring English. Learn about differentiating content, process, and/or product in order to address and accommodate the different needs of students.
(60 credit hours)

Course Prerequisites

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Course Objectives
  • ESOL Standards Participants
    • Demonstrate knowledge of L2 teaching methods in their historical context.
    • Demonstrate awareness of current research relevant to best practices in second language and literacy instruction.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the evolution of laws and policy in the ESL profession, including program models for ELL instruction.
    • Organize learning around standards-based content and language learning objectives for students from diverse backgrounds and at varying English proficiency levels.
    • Develop ELLs’ L2 listening skills for a variety of academic and social purposes.
    • Develop ELLs' L2 speaking skills for a variety of academic and social purposes.
    • Provide standards-based instruction that builds upon ELLs’ oral English to support learning to read and write in English.
    • Provide standards-based reading instruction appropriate for ELLs from diverse backgrounds and at varying English proficiency levels.
    • Provide standards-based writing instruction appropriate for ELLs from diverse backgrounds and at varying English proficiency levels.
    • Develop ELLs’ writing through a range of activities, from sentence formation to expository writing.
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to advocate for ELLs’ equitable access to academic instruction (through traditional resources and instructional technology).
    • Use appropriate listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities in teaching ELLs from diverse backgrounds and at varying English proficiency levels.
    • Incorporate activities, tasks, and assignments that develop authentic uses of the second language and literacy to assist ELLs in learning academic vocabulary and content-area material.
    • Provide instruction that integrates listening, speaking, reading, and writing for ELLs of diverse backgrounds and varying English proficiency levels.
    • Use culturally responsive/sensitive, age-appropriate and linguistically accessible materials for ELLs of diverse backgrounds and varying English proficiency levels.
    • Use a variety of materials and other resources, including L1 resources, for ELLs to develop language and content-area skills.
    • Use technological resources (e.g., Web, software, computers, and related media) to enhance language and content-area instruction for ELLs of diverse backgrounds and varying English proficiency levels.
  • Technology Standards
    • Teachers evaluate and reflect on current research and professional practice on a regular basis to make effective use of existing and emerging digital tools and resources in support of student learning.(5-C)
    • Teachers communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students, parents and peers using a variety of digital-age media and formats.(3-C)

Continuing Education Units / Inservice Points

The number of credit hours listed for this course corresponds to the approximate time it takes a participant to complete the course. This information provides guidance to professional development agencies for the purpose of determining course credit.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or inservice points are typically awarded by the sponsoring school district. Participants should verify acceptance of online course credit with their local districts' professional development administrators.

Upon fulfillment of all requirements, your Beacon Educator transcript will reflect completion of this course. The transcript and syllabus may be printed and given to the appropriate district contact.

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Documentation Methods

In order to complete this course, participants must submit the following documentation. These exercises accessible through the Course Log, must meet the established criteria. Reflection/Dialogue Exercises (10) – Reflecting on knowledge gained from course content and applying that knowledge to English language learners.
 


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