Strategies for Success with ESL, ENL and ELL Students

EDZU 9577 (3 credits / 45 hours)

Location: Online
Instructor: Bryan Mandracchia

Start Date: 10/03/2018
End Date: 11/06/2018

Course Syllabus


According to the most recent Census Bureau data, languages spoken other than English at home is at an all time high. More than one in five school aged children in the United States speak another language at home. As a result, educators encounter these children each day without knowing. Although a student may not be classified as an ESL/ENL/ELL, doesn't mean that they aren’t an English language learner. Aren't we all? As educators, it is our responsibility to meet the needs of our students. Despite the updates in terminology for students that speak other languages, now more than ever, the needs of students have become more than academic. Consequently, it becomes crucial that teachers adapt to their needs the same way we require students to adapt to their school, classmates, a variety of teaching styles, and diverse classroom environments.  Strategies for academic and social success will be examined thoroughly to help your ELL and ESL students feel “at home” in your classroom. Instructional techniques, parent communication, testing, and language learning will be studied using a variety of resources and activities. Participants in this class will step away from the computer with a thorough understanding of the cultural, emotional, behavioral, social, and linguistic barriers these children face each day, and put instructional practices to work. You'll be amazed how the strategies you learn will help ALL students in your class achieve success.

    

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Teachers enrolled in this course will...

Know

  1. how to identify the needs of ESL, ENL and ElL students from emotional, academic, and social perspectives.
  2. why the changes in terminology have occured and comprehend the evolution of the term ENL.
  3. how to use a variety of resources and techniques to assist them in reaching their students.
  4. how to modify and enhance instructional practices in order to address student needs.
 

Understand

  1. the importance of family communication, laws, testing, and language learning and how they can impact the success of ESL, ENL and ELL students .
  2. the educator’s role in connecting the emotional, social, and academic needs of students to make for a more successful school and home experience.
  3. how to enhance teaching in content areas resulting in more thorough and differentiated lessons for all students.
  4. how to apply the stages of language acquisition to create lessons that are "just right" for students.
 

and Be Able To

  1. design a nurturing and accepting environment for their students .
  2. better communicate with families and students.
  3. design lessons based on how students learn using many resources, including technology.
  4. supplement and intensify teaching strategies already utilized in the classroom and use them with ALL students because we are all English Language Learners!

and much, much more!

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