This course provides techniques and strategies to help educators in classrooms with adult English Language Learners (ELLs) create a culturally inclusive learning environment and facilitate (cross)cultural understanding among all members of the class. This course explores a range of topics related to the role of culture in teaching classes with adult ELLs. It illuminates the critical role of culture in teaching and learning and in educational relationships (e.g., between students and teachers, students and students, and students and the curriculum).
ELL-U: Principles of Second Language Teaching: Planning, Implementing, and Managing Instruction
This course provides an overview of the basics of planning, implementing, and managing instruction in classrooms with adult ELLs. The course is broken into three key components in teaching adult ELLs: 1) know the communicative needs of your students, 2) plan lessons that integrate communication skills with life skills, work-readiness, and civics content, and 3) implement student-centered instruction practices and classroom management strategies.
This course will take approximately 3.5 hours to complete.