Participants in this course will process, analyze, and reflect on key principles of instructional design and in-depth descriptions of instructional practices for working with English language learners (ELLs). They will connect research, principle, and practice with their own classrooms and explore an array of methods and strategies for teaching and assessment for the purpose of meeting their students’ needs.
- Principles of effective practice in working with ELLs
- Research in support of the principles
- History of methods
- Research in second language acquisition
- Effective strategies for teaching ELLs
- Content-based instruction
- Assessment of ELLs
- Classroom management techniques
By the end of this course participants will be able to explain and act upon key principles that guide effective practice in working with ELLs. They will be able to evaluate and choose appropriate strategies for meeting these students’ classroom instructional needs. They will also be able to describe and explain aspects of methodology that can help them better meet the needs of their ELLs.
NotesThis course has no requirement for participation in or observation of an English language classroom; however, such participation can add a valuable perspective from which to view course materials, and is therefore encouraged.
It is recommended that ELT 5530 be completed first or taken concurrently with ELT 5552; however, it is not required.