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Teaching English Language Learners

Part 1

Teaching English Language Learners Part 1 is an introductory course that focuses on the theory and practice underpinning second language teaching. Part 1 provides participants with a foundation and understanding of the underlying philosophy related to Teaching English Language Learners. The course is designed to develop awareness and understanding of classroom theory and practice.

This course develops teachers’ skills in acquiring the knowledge necessary to enhance the learning of English language learners with English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Literacy Development (ELD) needs at all grade levels and subject areas. Critical to the delivery of English as a Second Language is the ability of teachers to ensure positive learning experiences for all students. This course gives teachers the knowledge and skills to provide an effective learning environment. The course is open to all elementary and secondary school teachers who have a basic qualification in general studies or technological studies.

Part 2

Teaching English Language Learners Part 2 provides teachers with the opportunity for further in-depth exploration of the knowledge and skills necessary to design, deliver, and assess English as a Second Language programs. The course is open to all elementary and secondary school teachers who have a basic qualification in general studies or technological studies and Teaching English Language Learners Part 1. You must also have one year of successful teaching experience.

Critical to the delivery of Teaching English Language Learners is the ability of teachers to ensure positive learning environment to enhance the learning of English language learners and facilitate their academic success.

Specialist

Teaching English Language Learners Specialist extends the skills from Part 1 and Part 2, with a focus on leadership skills in English as a Second Language education. This course, as with all others offered by the the Association, reflects an understanding that each primary, junior, intermediate and secondary student is an individual who, through God’s grace, brings to our classrooms unique experiences, gifts and understandings.

This course is open to all elementary and secondary teachers who have a basic qualification in general studies or technological studies, who have completed Teaching English Language Learners Part 1 and Part 2, and two years of successful teaching experience (one year of which must be in the area of E.S.L.).

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