Best Practices in English Language Learning Instruction, T&L 2900

This course will provide teachers with the most recent best practice guidelines in all aspects of English Language Learning instruction. Teachers will learn how to create effective lessons for reading, writing, oral language, vocabulary and content-domain literature. Best practices in assessing linguistically and culturally diverse students, as well as how to promote positive school, home and community partnerships will be provided. Recommendations for teaching adolescent ELL learners, as well as those with learning disabilities will be discussed. This course is appropriate for elementary through high-school ELL and general education classroom instructors.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn the history of teaching ELL learners in the United States and discern appropriate teaching methods.
  • Create lesson plans following the best practices for teaching reading and writing to young ELL learners.
  • Know how to teach middle school ELL learners in the mainstream classroom.
  • Adapt current lesson plans and teaching strategies for ELL students with learning disabilities.
  • Incorporate research based best practices to support literacy and writing assessment.

Course Resources
CEA_Best Practices in English Language Learning Instruction

Additional Information

Please refer to the Course Resource document above for more course information (requirements, grading, etc.)

Session Detail
Schedule: Once the course is paid in full, you will receive access to your course and will have up to 4 months to complete. Course access is typically granted within 5-8 business days after payment is processed.
Times: Work at your own pace.
Michelle Kalina
Michelle Kalina

Michelle Kalina has been teaching continuing education distance learning classes for the past eleven years. She earned her M.S. in Speech Language Pathology and a B.A. in History, German and Russian from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. For the past 16 years, she has been employed in the Anoka-Hennepin school district as a speech language pathologist. She is also a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and has presented on the topic of culture and special education at the Minnesota Speech Language Hearing Association annual conference.

Withdrawal Policy
No refund is available after access has been given to course materials.