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Language, Culture and Learning for English Language Learners

Dates: February 27 - June 18, 2020

Meets: Th from 4:45 PM to 7:45 PM

Location: Queens Borough Office New 8th Floor

This college level course examines cultural and language development factors that impact the achievement of students learning English as a new language. Participants will explore research-based pedagogical practices to support the design of content-area instruction that meets the needs of English language learners. Participants will gain various tools and techniques to foster academic achievement for ELLs at varying levels of language and literacy development.

Teachers will use the 4 domains of language; reading, writing, speaking, and listening, to engage in meaningful learning experiences that promote the 4C's of 21st Century learning: communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. In addition, these experiences will cultivate an understanding of differentiated methodologies in order to facilitate the creation of performance-based assessment tools and tasks designed to meet the needs of diverse learners. Participants will learn to recognize and honor the idea that the progress of each student's learning should be nurtured over time in an atmosphere that preserves student culture and identity while encouraging and supporting student efforts at creating meaning.

Note: For A+ and/or P credit you must also register on the ASPDP website.

Teachers will also have the opportunity to register to access 3 graduate level credit recommendations through the National College Recommendation Service (NCCRS) which can be used to fulfill 3 semester hours of the "Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages" requirement for ESOL certification in New York State. For this option, contact Karen King, There is a $200 fee for this option.


Please note class schedule:

February 27, 2020

March 5, 2020

March 12, 2020

March 19, 2020

March 26, 2020

April 2, 2020

April 30, 2020

May 7, 2020

May 14, 2020

May 21, 2020

May 28, 2020

June 4, 2020

June 11, 2020

June 18, 2020


Fee: $300.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Teacher CTLE$ 300.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Paraprofessional CTLE$ 300.00

Queens Borough Office New 8th Floor

118-35 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills, NY 11375


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