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Teaching Language and Content: Meeting the needs of ELs in mainstream classrooms

All teachers who have English learners in their classrooms need to develop the knowledge and skill to help them both learn the content and continue to gain proficiency in English. The way to achieve this goal is to consciously plan for not only content learning, but also language learning. Mainstream classroom teachers may have many questions about what this looks like in real classrooms, including: 1) How can I teach language if I'm not a trained ESL teacher? 2) Does focusing on language take away from students' content learning, and isn't the content learning more important? 3) If the English learners in my class have different levels of English proficiency, how can I meet the language needs of all of them? The goal of this session is to look realistically at how mainstream classroom teachers can assist English learners in their language development. Participants will have the opportunity to share real issues and concerns, learn a realistic approach to the inclusion of language objectives in mainstream classes, and produce a sample lesson plan incorporating language objectives alongside content objectives.

Event Details

Presenter: Jan Dormer
Location: Bucks IU, 705 N. Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA 18901

Event Dates

Wednesday 05 February 8:30 AM

Event Options

Act 48 Hours: 5.5
In County Cost: $125
Out of County Cost: $150
Non Act 48 Hours: 5.5
In County Cost: $125
Out of County Cost: $150