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An Introduction to Teaching English Language Learners - ONLINE



  • Mike Esping


This course will take you on a fascinating exploration of what it means to be a teacher of English Language Learners, how to understand who your students are and the needs they have, and how to choose the most appropriate materials and activities for your classroom. You'll learn how you can choose and fine-tune the principles that exactly fit your teaching situation.

You'll begin with an exploration of how English is different from and similar to other languages and how these differences affect teaching other subjects. Next, you'll learn about methods for understanding your students' unique needs. You'll then read about several general language-teaching principles.

In the second half of the course, you’ll examine reasons why students benefit from learning grammar and explore methods for picking the right activities to aid in their study. You’ll then move on to a discussion of why writing is such a particular challenge for language learners and what you can do to help them overcome it. You’ll conclude the course with an overview of effective assessment design, administration, and scoring.

Event Notes

Registration dates do not affect when you can register for this class. This class is self-paced and can be registered for at any time.


  • Mon, July 1 2019 12:00 AM - Tue, June 30 2020 12:00 AM


Event # 89200

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Registration Ends
Tuesday Jun 30, 2020 12:00 AM

Professional Hours
Clock Hour Number: VAH1205
20.00 Clock Hours $60.00