2017-2018 Face to Face trainings-ESOL

Given the inextricable connection between teacher quality and student learning, there is an urgent need in adult education, and specifically in the field of adult English language learning, for a cohesive and coherent system of high quality professional development. It is essential that professional development addresses the knowledge required for efficient second language acquisition, while providing instructors of adult English language learners (ELLs) with models of effective instruction and the support necessary to apply these skills in their daily practice. 

 

  ESOL 01: Second Language Acquisition for Teachers of Adult English Language Learners

ESOL 01 begins at 8:30am and ends at 1:00pm

Second Language Acquisition Theory and Practice is a central area of content knowledge for all second language educators working with English Language Learners (ELLs).  Language acquisition is a subconscious process that comprises perception, comprehension, production, and communication and involves both intellectual and emotional functions in complex ways. The primary focus of this topic is to understand the theories that currently guide best instructional practices in teaching adults and resources that are available to support content-based learning.  Concepts of language and instructors’ experiences as language learners are examined, as these influence choices teachers make in their curriculum and instruction.

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Pre-requisite required: You MUST complete the prerequisite for this course BEFORE attending the face-to-face training. For information on getting started click here.

Date Course Location Building and Room Closing Date Registration Link
June 23, 2017 ESOL 01: Second Language Acquisition for Teachers of Adult English Language Learners Wake Technical CC 3200 Bush Street Raleigh, NC Beltline Education Center Room 405D 6/15/17 Register Here

  ESOL 02: Literacy Approaches with Adult ESL Emergent Readers

ESOL programs have a quarter of the ELLs (English Language Learners) who have not been schooled in their home language and are at the beginning literacy level.  This topic is important for adult ESOL teachers to understand how adult beginning literacy learners have limited formal schooling and why it is important to understand some of the background experiences of this population to better teach them.  Most teachers of adult ELLs have not been trained to work with these learners who are emergent readers and who are unaccustomed to western classroom language learning.
Pre-requisite required: You MUST complete the prerequisite for this course BEFORE attending the face-to-face training. For information on getting started click here

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  ESOL 03: Formative Assessment for Learning in Adult English as a Second Language

In addition to standardized assessment, teachers of adult ELLs (English Language Learners) need to understand the basics of assessment and how the results of assessment can be used to guide instructional decisions.  Research shows that when teachers understand formative assessment and that when teachers carefully plan instruction with the end in sight, learners are able to demonstrate their learning and, thus, provide information to teachers about next steps in their teaching. This course provides instruction on teaching strategies, second language acquisition, methodology, and assessment for adult ESL instruction.

Pre-requisite required: You MUST complete the prerequisite for this course BEFORE attending the face-to-face training. For information on getting started click here.

Date Course Location Building and Room Closing Date Registration Link
June 22, 2017 ESOL 03: Formative Assessment for Learning in Adult English as a Second Language Wake Technical CC 3200 Bush Street Raleigh, NC Beltline Education Center Room 405D 6/15/17 Register Here

  ESOL 04: Effective Lesson Planning for Adult ELLs

Instruction must be meaningful and relevant to a student's life. Understanding how to plan and sequence instructional activities that are authentic and relate to learners' lives outside of the classroom is critical for student success.  Skillfully planned lessons should:  (1) Be based on clear objectives related to defined learning goals, (2) Derive content from topics that are personally relevant to the students while addressing their communicative and academic needs, (3) Provide numerous opportunities for exposure and practice of communication tasks in a meaningful variety of modalities and contexts, (4) Actively engage students in communicative activities that allow them to interact and collaborate, (5) Integrate the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing with acquisition of technology skills and cultural understanding, and (6) Provide learners with an opportunity to process feedback, and to reflect on and evaluate their learning.

Pre-requisite required: You MUST complete the prerequisite for this course BEFORE attending the face-to-face training. For information on getting started click here.

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  ESOL 05: Principles and Techniques of ESL Methodology

Delivering effective English language instruction to non-native speakers requires a strategic process.  Language learning is no longer a matter of rote memorization and repetition.  Instructors who have a solid understanding of research-based teaching methodology are able to combine the science of instructional principles with the artistry of engaging and creative technique.  This workshop will cover a wide range of effective and interesting ESL teaching methods used in today’s adult language learner classroom such as Communicative Language Teaching, The Comprehension Approach, The Participatory Approach, Task-based Learning, and more.  

Pre-requisite required: You MUST complete the prerequisite for this course BEFORE attending the face-to-face training. For information on getting started click here.

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  ESOL 06: Integration of Culture and Language

This course is designed to provide participants with an introduction to the topics and material to be covered, the central questions to be posed, and the potential for practical outcomes as it relates to the role of culture in teaching English language learners. Cultural competence plays an important role in developing curricula and implementing instructional methodologies that can better meet the goals of students, including lesson plans, techniques, and activities that foster cultural competence. Participants will be provided with support resources, strategies and activities that foster a culturally inclusive environment in the classroom.

Pre-requisite required: You MUST complete the prerequisite for this course BEFORE attending the face-to-face training. For information on getting started click here.

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