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PEDC 9064 Supporting the English Language Learner: Strategies that Work
3 Graduate Level Credits or In-service Credits/ 45 hours Instructor: Melissa Stone-Nill December 1-30, March 1-30, August 1-30
University of the Pacific
The student population of English Language Learners (ELL) has nationally increased at an alarming rate from 10% to 21% over the past 20 years, According to the National Center for Educational Statistics. Of that percentage, a large group of these students struggle with acquiring the language due to various reasons. However, there are strategies that teachers can put into place for these students to learn the language faster and achieve in the classroom today! This course will delve deep into the learning process of an English Language Learner and will provide useful approaches that can be applied in any educational setting. Through using technology, new vocabulary ideas to incorporate into your lessons, and researching principles that work, just to name a few, educators who take this course will gain insight on how the ELL learns. Educators will also study what accommodations can be introduced for English Language Learners in order to make their time a more positive and beneficial learning experience.