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Continuing Education

Strategies and Materials for Teaching Content and English Language Development to ESOL Students

Date: January 9 Location: Online

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This course will cover the “how and whys” of content-learning approaches, such as sheltered English, integrated language teaching, applications of language experience, whole language, and cooperative learning for second-language learners.

The materials covered provide grounding in the relationship between first- and second-language literacy, oral language proficiency, and culturally responsive reading

Participants will explore a variety of materials, literacy teaching approaches, classroom organization, formal and alternative assessment measures, technology integration, and the alignment of curriculum models with English-language proficiency levels. Additionally, they will critically examine curriculum models, community resources, and content in relation to student experience.

This will be the final course in a previously established off-campus cohort and is offered at a reduced tuition rate ($1,500 for the 3 credit course). We hope to offer the remaining courses in our ESOL Endorsement sequence, potentially online, or in a hybrid format in an off campus cohort, in future semesters. 

Course Details

Dates & Times: Monday, January 9th - Friday, April 28, 2017, Online
Instructors: Laura Essafi
Degree-applicable credit: READ 601-01, 3 semester hours, $1,500
Required Text: Reading, Writing and Learning in ESL: A Resource Book for Teaching K-12 English Learners 6th edition, 99 More Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Learners with the SIOP Model 

Registration Information

If you are currently admitted to our ESOL Endorsement program, please register through WebAdvisor. If you are not yet admitted, you may register as a Special Student using this registration formPlease return this form to the Center for Community Engagement by secure fax at 503-768-6045 or mail to: 

Center for Community Engagement
Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling
0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, MSC 85
Portland, OR 97219

If you decide to continue with the ESOL Endorsement after the first semester, you will need to be admitted to the program prior to registration for the second course. View more information about applying to the program.

Technical Considerations for Online Courses

Students registering for online courses must meet the following technical prerequisites:

  • High speed internet
  • Must have a computer which is less than 6 years old.

Technical support provided by Lewis & Clark College will ONLY include:

  • Access to Moodle or other instructional media used in a course.
  • Assistance in using LC supported software. A full list can be found here.

Lewis & Clark IT Help Desk hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.   |   p. 503-768-7225 e.

Lewis & Clark College is unable to provide support for issues related to configuration of software, hardware, or networking on your machine. Check with your district and/or ESD for support on these issues.