Courses within this category are designed specifically for teachers teaching English as a Second Language. As a resource gathering and professional development dissemination system, LINCS provides adult education practitioners with numerous ways to engage in personal and collaborative professional development activities. All LINCS materials and activities are created using evidence-based research and aim to help practitioners design and deliver high-quality educational opportunities to adult learners.

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.