• Session 1: Language and Identity
  • Session 2: Who are Our ELLs? Defining Needs and Strengths
  • Session 3: Current Realities: ESL Programs and Practices
  • Session 4: Creating Comprehensible Input
  • Session 5: The Role of Interaction
  • Session 6: Stages of Development and Errors and Feedback
  • Session 7: Proficiencies and Performances
  • Session 8: Displays of Professional Development
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  • HW 5.1 Learning a New Language


    Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

    Teachers learnknowledge and skills to construct learning environments that support development of English language proficiency: Literacy, academic, and cognitive development.

    Assessment: 50 pts.

    Due: Session 6

    Teachers can become self-aware as they reflect on and apply learnings from session activities and set goals for future change in their usual practice with English Language learners.

    Students reflect on their work to change and improve their classroom instruction as part of this course. Reflection helps teachers understand how to teach English Language learners.


    1. Please answer the following questions:
      1. In what way(s) did your understanding deepen, enlarge, or undergo change?
      2. What will you purposely keep the same in your practice due to your new understanding?
      3. What will you intentionally change in your practice due to your new understanding?

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