SELF-STUDY: English Language Learners in the Classroom (5 hours)
“Equip teachers with strategies to engage English Language Learners in the classroom.”
Facilitate optimal learning in the classroom by helping English Language Learners feel validated. This online PD course includes various strategies and methods that teachers can adopt to help English learners effectively adapt to an English school and curriculum. Teachers are provided with a range of strategies and activities that lead to interactions which benefit the four language skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
An overview of the Sheltered Instruction (SI) model is presented along with ways to apply this model when teaching English Language Learners. The importance of working collaboratively and ensuring the involvement of parents to enhance learning is emphasized with corresponding strategies. Through a range of research based findings, teachers are equipped to engage students in “higher order thinking skills” and design a sufficiently challenging curriculum.