Teachers enrolled in this course will...


  • how to identify the needs of ESL, ENL and ElL students from emotional, academic, and social perspectives.
  • why the changes in terminology have occured and comprehend the evolution of the term ENL.
  • how to use a variety of resources and techniques to assist them in reaching their students.
  • how to modify and enhance instructional practices in order to address student needs.


  • the importance of family communication, laws, testing, and language learning and how they can impact the success of ESL, ENL and ELL students .
  • the educator’s role in connecting the emotional, social, and academic needs of students to make for a more successful school and home experience.
  • how to enhance teaching in content areas resulting in more thorough and differentiated lessons for all students.
  • how to apply the stages of language acquisition to create lessons that are "just right" for students.

and Be Able To

  • design a nurturing and accepting environment for their students .
  • better communicate with families and students.
  • design lessons based on how students learn using many resources, including technology.
  • supplement and intensify teaching strategies already utilized in the classroom and use them with ALL students because we are all English Language Learners!

and much, much more!

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