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Teaching ESL Students in Mainstream Classes - Primary and Secondary (Four d...
Wed., 05/04/2017, 8:30 am – Fri., 21/07/2017, 3:30 pm AWST
Teaching ESL students in mainstream classrooms: Language in learning across the curriculum is an innovative nationally accredited professional development program for all teachers and education assistants working with students who are learning through a language that is not their primary language.
This is a four day course held on Wednesday 5 April, Monday 24 April, Friday 16 June and Friday 21 July 2017. It will be held from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Participants are expected to attend all four days. This training enables participants to return to their schools to trial activites and strategies from the course.
• identifies the language-related needs of ESL students and develops teaching practices that address their needs in a holistic and explicit manner,
• develops teachers' awareness of how to accommodate the cultural and linguistic diversity and experiences of ESL students;
• provides a positive context for teachers to trial suggested strategies and reflect critically and openly on their teaching; and
• shows how to develop collaborative working relationships between teachers and EAs (across subject areas) through a shared understanding of how to support ESL students.
This four day professional learning course provides useful strategies, activities and understandings to support English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) children in Western Australian classrooms. Participants will gain a greater understanding of second language acquisition, the importance of maintaining and developing children’s home language while supporting them to access the curriculum and complete activities with explicit scaffolding. The nine modules are interactive and engaging and will involve participants sharing their knowledge and experiences while developing their understandings of EAL/D children and their literacy development.
The outline of the Teaching ESL students in the mainstream classroom course includes:
Module 1: ESL students and learning in a second language
Module 2: Language and learning and the role of scaffolding
Module 3: Oral language: How the task shapes the talk
Module 4: Using oral language: Interpreting and producing oral texts
Module 5: Working with written and visual texts
Module 6: Working with written and visual texts at the text level
Module 7: Developing knowledge of language
Module 8: Assessing written texts
Module 9: Programming and whole-school models of support for ESL students
A manual will also be provided.
Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
Free parking is available at Cyril Jackson.