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English as a Second Language

The focus of this course is to provide educators with an overview of the methodologies and theories suggested to teach English to second language learners. Teachers will participate in several assignments that reinforce the concepts and strategies found within the course modules and must see websites including the application of these strategies through the development of lesson plans.

Currently available for professional development credit. 


Professional development participants receive a certificate of completion for 20 hours of professional development credit for 4-week online classes. This class is not currently available for graduate credit, but you can find a list of courses available for credit here.  

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Course Schedule

  • 6/12/18 - 7/10/18
  • 8/14/18 - 9/11/18
  • 10/9/18 - 11/6/18
  • 12/11/18 - 1/8/19
  • 2/12/19 - 3/12/19
  • 4/9/19 - 5/14/19
  • 6/11/19 - 7/9/19

Introduction

Introduce yourself to the instructor

Share your thoughts and knowledge on teaching students with disabilities as we develop a deeper understanding of the topic

Module 1

Explain historical processes that have influenced the development of the English language.

Revise lesson plans and activities in consideration of ESL Learners.

Module 2

Discuss major researchers and their contributions to the field of second language learning and teaching.

Integrate selected theory into classroom and teaching strategies.

Module 3

Evaluate the ESL program model.

Compare strategies related to language learning program.

Create lesson plans for classroom use based various language learning approaches.

Objectives
  1. Explain historical processes that have influenced the development of the English language.
  2. Create lesson plans that celebrate cultural differences and promote cultural awareness in students.
  3. Discuss major researchers and their contributions to the field of second language learning and teaching.
  4. Select approaches related to language learning.
  5. Integrate selected theory into classroom and teaching strategies.
  6. Examine various ESOL Program models.
  7. Plan appropriate use of ESOL Teaching Strategies.
  8. Create lesson plans for classroom use based various language learning approaches.
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Important Information

Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.

Face-to-face courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.

Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.

It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.  

Check the Partner Universities tab for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner. 

Students are to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here.  Most courses require a book but some do not, so check the list for your specific course. If no book is required it will be specified. 

Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class.