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Certificate for Teachers of Adult ESL

The Certificate for Teachers of Adult ESL is intended for individuals working in adult ESL settings, including adult basic Education (ABE), technical/vocational and university programs.  This certificate of accomplishment gives teachers of adult ESL the tools they need to make sound decisions in their classes. 

 Schedule of courses and course descriptions 

Spring 2008

 ESL 6631 Introduction to the Adult ESL Learner: Developing Reading and Writing Skills Online 
Dates: Jan. 5 -Feb. 24, 2008
This course will introduce the basic concepts of second language acquisition and the development of literacy skills.  Participants will discuss how languages are learned, and the implications for classroom instruction.  The development and assessment of reading, writing and academic skills, and the politics of literacy will also be addressed.

ESL 6636 Course Design for Adult ESL Classes On campus
(2 sem. cr.)  Dates:  1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7 & 2/21, Thursday nights from 5:30 - 8:30
2/16, Saturday from 9 3:30.
ESL students come to programs for a variety of reasons: some need English for the workplace; some need survival English; others may want to go on to study in a community college or university.  This course will provide ESL teachers with an understanding of the principles of needs assessment and course design and give them the tools they need to develop courses which are tailored to the language and learning needs of their students.  Participants will learn how to develop different types of curricula, including English for special purposes and content-based courses. 

 ESL 6638 Assessment of the Adult ESL Student On campus
(2 sem. cr.)  Dates:  Tuesday and Thursday nights--April 15, 17, 22, 26, 29, and May 1, 6, and 8; 5:30 to 8:30.
(2 sem. cr.)  Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 8:30 p.m 
June 26 June 28 and July 10 July 26
Learn the basic principles of testing and evaluation, and how assessment is related to curriculum. Learn how to conduct valid formal and informal assessment of ESL learners.  Develop authentic assessment tools for academic and workplace settings.  Discuss entrance and exit criteria for ESL services and how to assess student progress.  Explore the politics of testing and assessment.

 Summer  2008

ESL 6631 Introduction to the Adult ESL Learner: Developing Reading and Writing Skills On Campus 
 
(2 sem. cr.)  Dates:  July 31-August 21; Tues/Thurs 5:30-8:30; Sat. August 9 9:00-3:30.

 ESL 6638 Assessment of the Adult ESL Student Online
(2 sem. cr.) Dates:  June 26-August 7

 Fall 2008

ESL 6634  Introduction to the Adult ESL Learner:  Developing Oral Skills On-campus and Online
(2 sem. cr.)  Dates: TBD
This course covers the nature of oral communication.  Gain an awareness of the form, meaning and use of spoken English and how to present language to learners most effectively.   Learn about the principles of teaching listening and speaking, use of authentic materials, and the assessment of oral proficiency and listening comprehension.  Develop a basic understanding of the sound system of English:  phonetics, stress, rhythm and intonation.  Learn strategies for teaching pronunciation.  Emphasis is put on developing classroom practices that maximize student participation

 

ESL 6636 Course Design for Adult ESL Classes On-campus

2009-2010 Schedule 

On Campus

Online

Spring 09

6638 Assessment

6631 Intro/Literacy

Spring 09

6636 Course Design

6638 Assessment

Summer 09

6634 Intro/Oral Skills

Summer 09

6631 Intro/Literacy

Fall 09

6636 Course Design

6638 Assessment

Fall 09

6634 Intro Oral Skills

6636 Course Design

Spring 10

6631 Intro/Literacy

6634 Intro/Oral Skills

Spring 10

6638 Assessment

6631 Intro/Literacy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are new to the field of Adult ESL, and are planning to follow the entire sequence of courses, you must start with 6631 or 6634.  If you have questions or need advising, please call Betsy Parrish at 651-523-2853.  To register for any of these courses, call 651-523-2900 and a catalogue will be sent out to you.  When possible, please register no later than three weeks before a course starts.

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