Who speaks the most in a classroom? Often, it’s the teacher, and in traditional classrooms this makes sense. But imagine that classroom is full of English language learning (ELL) students—now, who would benefit the most from practicing their speaking? Increasing engagement for all types of learners is important, but it’s particularly key for ELL students.
Designed for BC teachers working in K-12 classrooms, the Micro-certificate in Teaching English Language Learning includes two required asynchronous online courses. Although the two courses can be taken in any order, we recommend you begin with the Principles of Teaching English Language Learning course and learn about the general sociological, psycholinguistic and educational principles involved in teaching students for whom English is not their first language. Then build on this foundational knowledge with Organization and Procedures for Instruction of English to Second Language Learners—where you’ll learn to apply the language learning principles covered in the first course and how to integrate language learning and content area instruction.
Focus on practical application of the BC English Language Learning (ELL) Standards
Learn from experienced ELL instructors currently working in BC schools
Flexible learning through asynchronous online courses
Credit and non-credit options available