As the American population becomes more diverse, so does the average classroom. Many students enter school with a limited knowledge of English, which puts them in a difficult position. This course will provide educators with useful skills and strategies to ensure that these students are successful learners. This course utilizes research-based theories, techniques, and methods to assist educators in becoming facilitators of language and academic development in the K-12 classroom.
Carlow University ED 697 • Madonna University EDU 5830.37 • Notre Dame College ED 628 M • The College of Saint Rose EDT 669
The required text for this course is Teaching English Language Learners: A Differentiated Approach by Carol Rothenberg. 0-13-170439-7
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Introduction & Overview
Objective: In this beginning exercise, the instructor will confirm the accuracy of e-mail addresses for all students. The instructor will then send a welcome message to the class. The students have this first week to acquaint themselves with the format of the course, the textbook, and the methods of communication.
Module 1: A Differentiated Approach: Core Principles of Learning
Module 2: Language Acquisition: Dimensions of Proficiency
Module 3: Purposeful Planning: Equal Access for All
Module 4: Phonics and other Word Identification Strategies
Module 5: Oral Language: The Foundation of Literacy
Module 6: Review of Oral Language Development with ESOL Students
Module 7: Academic Language: Building Language Proficiency
Module 8: Reading Proficiency and Writing
Module 9:Grade Level Content: Math, Science, Social Studies and Literature
Module 10:Communicating with ESOL, ESL, and ELL Parents
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
On-site weekend 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 page for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are required to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. If no book is required it will be specified on the list. We have copies of many of the textbooks should you wish to purchase directly from TEI.
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 and reflect the course title, dates of attendance, and credit hour information.