Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language (online)

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The deadline to register for Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language (online) is March 15, 2018.

This course is part of the ESL Certification Program you must be accepted into the program to take this course.

This is a basic introductory course to English as a Second Language. It will include five domains of teaching English language learners: culture, language, planning instruction, assessment, and professionalism. Emphasis is placed on the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) teaching standards and ESL K-12 standards.

Teachers will examine research-based practices in relation to the five domains and identify their role as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher.

The Course Outline will consist of:

Professionalism: The Profession of Teaching English Language Learners

     
  1. The Profession of Teaching ELL
    1.      
    2. English Language Development
    3.      
    4. Educational Terminology
    5.      
    6. Critical Perspectives in ELL
    7.  
  2. English Language Learners and Their Needs
    1.      
    2. U.S. Demographics
    3.      
    4. English Language Development Services
    5.      
    6. English Language Proficiency Standards
    7.  
  3. Career Preparation for Teaching English Learners
    1.      
    2. Teaching ELL in the U.S.
    3.      
    4. Teaching English Around the World, if needed
    5.      
    6. Challenges for Teachers of English Learners
    7.  
  4. English as an International Language
  5. State guidelines for ESL program specialist
  6. Professional Organizations for Teachers of English Learners
    1.      
    2. TESOL
    3.      
    4. Other Professional Organizations
    5.  
  7. Advocacy, Policy, and Research in the Education of English Learners
  8. Building a Community of Learners
    1.      
    2. Involving Families- promote parental/family involvement and participation regarding their children’s accomplishments and educational needs and to assist in the development of ELLs projected services
    3.      
    4. Community as a Fund of Knowledge
    5.      
    6. Transformative School-Community Partnerships
    7.      
    8. Community Involvement
    9.  
  9. Supporting ELL in the School and Classroom
    1.      
    2. Promote school staff’s understanding and sensitivity toward cultures other than American and languages other than English
    3.      
    4. School support services that can assist the ELLs in language acquisition and content learning
    5.  

Language: Literacy Instruction for English Language Development

     
  1. Identification of ELLs
    1.      
    2. Home Language Survey
    3.      
    4. ACCESS for ELLs
    5.      
    6. ELP test
    7.      
    8. ELP standards
    9.      
    10. WIDA standards and assessments
    11.  
  2. Dual Language Proficiency
    1.      
    2. Developing linguistic awareness and English usage
      1.        
      2. Process of first and second language acquisition
      3.        
      4. Five English language proficiency standards (Social and Instructional, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies
      5.        
      6. Four language domains (listening, speaking, reading and writing)
      7.        
      8. Five grade level clusters (PreK-K, 1-3, 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12)
      9.        
      10. Five language proficiency levels (Entering, Beginning, Developing, Expanding, and Bridging)
      11.        
      12. Literacy development for second language learners and strategies to assist ELLs in the different stages of second language acquisition
      13.        
      14. Language Instructional Program Exit Criteria
      15.      
    3. Schooling in Two Languages
      1.        
      2. Dual Language Acquisition
      3.        
      4. Bilingual Education
      5.        
      6. Submersion
      7.        
      8. Transitional Bilingual and Structured Immersion Programs
      9.      
    4. Dual Literacy Programs
      1.        
      2. Developmental Bilingual Programs in the U.S.
      3.        
      4. Second and Foreign-Language Immersion Programs
      5.        
      6. Two-Way Immersion Programs
      7.        
      8. Advocacy
      9.      
    5. Biliteracy in a Two-Way Immersion Context
    6. Principles of Language Transfer
      1.        
      2. Metalinguistic Awareness
      3.        
      4. Language Acquisition Processes
      5.      
    7. Biliteracy and Biculturality
  3. Theories
    1.      
    2. Cultural Anthropology and Education
      1.        
      2. Communicative Competence
      3.        
      4. Social Contexts of Language
      5.        
      6. Activity Theory
      7.        
      8. Communities of Practice
      9.        
      10. Culture and Schooling
      11.        
      12. Classroom Discourse
      13.        
      14. Culturally Responsive Teaching
      15.      
    3. Postmodernism
      1.        
      2. Modernism vs. Postmodernism
      3.        
      4. Modernism
      5.        
      6. Postmodernism
      7.        
      8. Implications
      9.        
      10. New Roles for English Educators
      11.      
    4. The Future of Teaching English Learners
      1.        
      2. Learner Strategies
      3.        
      4. Strategies Influenced by Institution
      5.        
      6. Strategies Influ8ence by the Sociocultural Context
      7.      
    5. Current methods and techniques, based on recognized principles of teaching ESL in working with culturally and linguistically diverse students/families

Culture: Culturally Based Language Teaching

     
  1. Culture and Language Teaching
    1.      
    2. The Skills and Responsibilities of the Intercultural Educator
    3.      
    4. Culturally Derived Learning Styles and Strategies
    5.      
    6. Culturally Compatible Instruction
    7.      
    8. Behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes of multicultural/multilingual learners and families
    9.  
  2. Assuming a Bicultural Identity
    1.      
    2. Culture as Content
    3.      
    4. Culture of the Target Language
    5.      
    6. English Teaching Using the Native Culture
    7.      
    8. Bias in Teaching About Culture
    9.      
    10. Cross-cultural Studies
    11.      
    12. Using Intercultural Communication to Teach English
    13.  

Observing, Planning, Implementing, Managing Instruction and Assessment

     
  1. Designing standards aligned instruction for ELLs
  2.  
  3. Communication activities that encourage interaction for ELLs
  4.  
  5. Selecting, analyzing, and adapting resources for ELLs
  6.  
  7. Using a variety of resources and research for assessment of ELLs
  8.  

  9. Teaching Methodology
  10.   A variety of face to face as well as online synchronous and asynchronous, socio-constructive, and experiential online teaching methodologies will be used for teaching this course.  They include, but are not limited to:  multi-media presentations, whole class threaded discussions and small group activities, analysis of readings, case studies, reflections, individual projects, group projects, peer student comments, video, research, online communication strategies (i.e., wimba, skype, email, chat rooms, phone conferences, elluminate webinars, etc.), and incorporation of Internet resources. Emphasis will be placed on engaging the learner for involvement and active participation in the learning process.

     

  11. Assessment Activities
  12.   The following are examples of assessment strategies that will be used.  Individual instructors may customize different activities.

           
    1. Performance assessment tasks
    2.      
    3. Written assignments and reports
    4.      
    5. Threaded online discussions
    6.      
    7. Online participation
    8.      
    9. Exams and/or quizzes
    10.      
    11. Individual projects
    12.      
    13. Group projects
    14.      
    15. Case studies
    16.      
    17. Analysis of student work samples
    18.      
    19. Article/Book critiques
    20.      
    21. Journal reflections
    22.      
    23. Portfolio development
    24.      
    25. Research development
    26.  

A registration key code is required to complete this registration. Those who have been accepted into the program will receive their registration code in the acceptance letter.

This is an online course. You will receive specific information concerning this course the day before the start date. A User ID, password and link to the course site will be emailed to you at that time. There will not be any additional electronic communications before then.

Please make sure your email address is correct on your account!

Target Audience

This course is part of the ESL Certification Program you must be accepted into the program to take this course.

Instructor: JoBeth McKee

Cost: $340.00

Credits/Hours: 3 Continuing Professional Education Credit

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Contact

For more information about this event, contact:

Jenny Lent
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
724-938-3241 ext. 268