English as a Second Language (ESL)

Available on May 14, 2024

Course Content

Summary of what participants can expect during the webinar series:

  • Day 1 - Step into the world of Language Concepts and Language Acquisition (Competencies 001-002). Explore fundamental language concepts like phonology, morphology, and syntax, understanding their application in ESL classrooms. Delve into the Functions and Registers of Language, emphasizing distinctions between social and academic language. Conclude the day by analyzing the Interrelatedness of Language Skills, developing strategies for enhancing proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  • Day 2 - Immerse yourself in ESL Instruction and Assessment (Competencies 003-005). Explore applicable TEKS and ELPS for diverse ESL classrooms. Discover effective instructional methods and techniques, focusing on Communicative Language Development and Literacy. Cap off the day by exploring strategies for literacy development, phonological skills, and reading comprehension, considering individual differences and the transfer of literacy skills from L1 to L2.
  • Day 3 - Uncover Foundations of ESL Education, Cultural Awareness, and Community Involvement (Competencies 006-010). Apply effective practices for content-based ESL instruction, delve into instructional delivery practices for cognitive-academic language development. Transition to Assessment Procedures and Instruments, understanding formal and informal methods. Conclude the series by delving into Cultural Awareness, Advocacy, and Community Involvement.

Your Expert Tutors

Penny Pittman

Elementary Educator

Penny Pittman, an accomplished elementary teacher with a Master's in curriculum and instruction and certification in adult education, brings valuable experience to our discussion. With extensive background in teaching in Title I schools and recognized achievements such as Teacher of the Year and successful grant acquisitions, Penny's expertise and dedication make her a fitting leader for our webinar. Her commitment to continuous growth and mentorship further solidifies her role as a knowledgeable leader in the field.