What does fair and appropriate instruction look like for English language learners with disabilities? What are the unique characteristics of different disabilities and how do they impact language learning? How does culture impact responses to disabilities and communication with learners and their families? What strategies support English learners with disabilities to achieve their potential? This course will engage you in important discussions and answer difficult questions about issues facing education professionals who work English learners with exceptional needs. Get the answers you need in this interactive 6-week program.
Topics covered include:
- How disability is viewed across cultures.
- Asset-based mindsets about diverse learners.
- Categories of disability and the impact of various disabilities.
- Strategies and practices for collaboration in both ESOL and EFL settings.
- Assessment, programming, interventions and services for ELs who have disabilities.
This six-week course will be interactive, with discussion, interactive lectures and activities, individual and group reflections, and projects related to your day-to-day teaching practice. Activities and projects are tied to your actual role and teaching environment wherever possible.
TESOL is authorized by IACET to offer 6 CEUs for this online course. No partial CEUs will be given to registrants who do not complete the course. For more information about CEUs, please go to www.tesol.org/CEUs.