AQ English as a Second Language, Part 1 (Windsor, Fall 2017, Online)

September 25, 2017 to December 9, 2017

  • Category: AQ, Online
  • Region: Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, GTA, Northern Ontario, Outside Ontario, Southern Ontario
  • Topic: ESL and ELD
  • Grades: Intermediate (grades 7-10), JK-SK, Junior (grades 4-6), Primary (grades 1-3), Senior (grades 11-12)

This course develops a foundation and focus on theory and practice in second language teaching and learning. It examines the underlying factors influencing acculturation, and instructional methods equipping candidates with the knowledge and skills to teach ESL in multicultural and multilingual  classes. This course will include introductory training in linguistics and developing teaching strategies for listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Topics include:
• Understanding the acculturation and resettlement process
• Reviewing ESL and ELD programs
• Reviewing the stages of English language proficiency
• Understanding theories of second language acquisition
• Examining the different models for delivering language instruction
• Understanding how to handle error correction
• Understanding language needs in order to acquire better English skills (homonyms, synonyms, stressed and unstressed syllables, rhythms and intonations, etc)
• Understanding stages of communication and levels of questioning
• Examining the Canadian Language Benchmarks
• Developing strategies for listening, speaking, reading and writing
• Reviewing assessment techniques for ELLs
• Becoming familiar with the ‘Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol’ (SIOP) model

Please visit website for additional information and registration.

  • Organizer: University of Windsor
  • Cost: AQ Courses: Online $685.00, Blended: $735.00 or $780. ABQ Courses: Online $735.00, Blended $780.00. Onsite courses range from $735-$780. See website for additional details.
  • Location: Online
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  • Contact: Centre for Executive and Professional Education
  • Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 6734
  • Email: [email protected]