Professional Development Institute
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Do you know how to effectively teacher your second language learners? This online course is designed for teachers who have little or no background teaching English language learners (ELLs). It provides teachers with an overview of the fundamentals of teaching English Language Development (ELD), including the types of programs for English language learners, theories of language acquisition, approaches to teaching a second language, the stages of language acquisition, and the dynamics of English language development in the classroom. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.
"The course really helped me take a clearer look at my understanding of ELL students as well as the importance of having an acute awareness of cultural differences within the classroom." - Linda Sabatelle
Required Resource Book: This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.
“Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners” by Jane Hill and Kristen Miller
If you are registering for multiple courses, use the following link to access the book list for all PDI courses with direct purchase links through Amazon. PDI Course Resource Book List
Topical Outline / Click here to request a copy of the detailed syllabus
PDI Course Number: 20T02
UCSD Course Number: EDUC41457