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Foundations of Teaching ELLs
Introduction to the Foundations of Teaching English Language Learners
By Wayne Wright, Associate Dean, College of Education, Purdue University
The four modules in this short course provide a basic introduction to the foundations of teaching English language learners for pre-service and in-service teachers, including mainstream PK-12 teachers, English as a second language (ESL), English as a foreign language (EFL), English as a new language (ENL), English as an Additional Language (EAL), and bilingual education teachers. Teachers of world languages will also find the content applicable. These modules cover what teachers need to know about language, developing communicative competence, second language acquisition theories, teaching methods and approaches, oral language and literacy development, and assessment.
The course is self-paced and students have one year to complete. Teachers can receive 5 PGP. If you have any questions about the content of the course, please contact email@example.com
Registration in this course is subject to the Purdue University Online Non-Credit Policies.
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