FACILITATED: Spanish for Educators (15 clock hours)

A primer for non-Spanish speaking teachers to communicate with families and their children who speak Spanish as a first language. Teachers will be introduced to general vocabulary and phrases that assist with understanding in the classroom as well as throughout a school environment.
Use tools for translation of materials and receive template […]

FACILITATED: Teaching English Language Learners (15 clock hours)

“I really appreciate the abundance of ideas for teaching ELLs that I learned in this course. There were so many techniques and ideas shared, and I feel as if I have a toolbox to use in my classroom.”
Any K-12 teacher, administrator, or support staff member who would like to help English […]

SELF-STUDY: Reaching Diverse Learners (15 hours)

“I really appreciate the abundance of ideas for teaching ELLs that I learned in this course. There were so many techniques and ideas shared, and I feel as if I have a toolbox to use in my classroom.”
Diversity is becoming a very real issue in our classrooms today. We have an […]

Education History in the ELL Classroom

The educational backgrounds of English Language Learners (ELLs) can vary widely. Some have received good educations in their countries of origin, and this experience will help them succeed in their new schools. Some even have more advanced academic skills than many students in U.S. “gifted and talented” programs (Jesness 2004).
Keep […]

Immigration History in the ELL Classroom

English Language Learners (ELLs) range from those who are newly arrived in the country to those who have lived in the United States a while. Some students learning English may even have been born in the Unites States. They would still be considered ELLs if they have been primarily exposed to […]

What’s in a Student’s Name?

What’s in a Student’s Name?

Often, the first knowledge a teacher has of an English Language Learner (ELL) in the classroom is his name on a roster. It may look different from typical U.S. names. You may not know how to pronounce it. Sometimes you may be able to guess what language an ELL speaks by […]

English Language Learners in the Classroom

English Language Learners in the Classroom

Getting to know each student is one of the first steps in providing a welcoming classroom environment for all, and good teachers recognize and celebrate the fact that each of their students are individuals.

It is important NOT to assume that all English Language Learners (ELLs) will learn in the same way. Their […]