Course Description

This course is designed to help teachers understand concepts and terms related to educating students whose first language is not English. This course discusses how to apply instructional methods in creating lessons; how to create a motivating and caring learning environment; how to integrate teaching reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills; how to differentiate instruction for English language learners; and how to identify culturally appropriate curriculum and instructional resources.

Learner Outcomes

As a result of this course, participants will demonstrate their ability to:

  • Apply instructional methods in creating lessons
  • Create a motivating and caring learning environment
  • Create standards-based lessons
  • Integrate the teaching of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills
  • Differentiate instruction for English language learners
  • Identify culturally appropriate curriculum and instructional resources
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Section Title
English Language Learner: Methods & Materials
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Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (4 units) $390.00
Available for Credit
4 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with Virtual Education Software, Inc (VESi).

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

The course facilitator is Karen Lea.


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