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Spring 2015

WL ED 483 Evaluating Schools Performances and Programs with ELLs (3 credits)

From an ESL assessment perspective, emphases are given to developing and using varieties of multiple assessments for levels/stages of language proficiency, acquisition, and social and subject matter learning. PDE approved assessment, curricular and instructional adaptations for assessing and evaluating ESL students, development and use of ESL/Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and administration, scoring, interpretation and classroom usage using the five approved PDE ESL assessment instruments are emphasized. 

Dates:  March 19, 24, 26 and April 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 2015

Time: 4:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Thursday in-class sessions (Tuesday online sessions)

Location:  Wilson High School

Register by completing and mailing the enrollment form to PSU Berks CE >>

 

WL ED 400 Foundations of Language in Second Language Teaching (3 credits)

This course is designed to give second language teachers a critical understanding of basic concepts and principles in second language acquisition and teaching. The core of the course explicates processes of language acquisition viewed from major theories of first and second language acquisition and common issues within these major theories are presented and debated.

Dates:  May 15-17 and 29-31, 2015

Location:  Southwest Elementary School, Lebanon School District

Register by completing and mailing the enrollment form to PSU Berks CE>>

 


Summer 2015

WL ED 444 Language, Culture and the Classroom: Issues for the Practitioner

This course will examine issues of language and culture in the classroom. Focus will be placed on developing cross-cultural competence (in the classroom, with families, etc.). This course is intended to provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on the mutual impact of language and culture in the learning experiences of language minority students. It will explore culturally and linguistically diverse students' assets as educators begin to critically reflect upon how to extract such rich knowledge possessed by their students.

Dates:  June 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 2015

Location:  Southwest Elementary School, Lebanon School District

Register by completing and mailing the enrollment form to the Lebanon School District >>

 

LL ED 498C/EDUC 704 Summer Institute: The Teaching of Writing: Theory and Practice (6 credits)

Study and analysis of theoretical and the practical issues related to the teaching of writing. Students will improve their own writing while learning the writing process and the cognitive theory to which the writing process is related. They will learn and practice strategies for teaching the thinking/writing process and applications to ESL teaching. The course uses a workshop format and is designed to model the strategies students’ will be learning and practicing.

Dates:  July 6-10 and 13-16, 2015

Time:  TBD

Location:  TBD

Registration will be available shortly

 

APLNG 484 Functional Discourse Grammar (3 credits)

This course is designed to provide an overview of the structure of the English language through a functional/discourse analytical approach to linguistic analysis.

Dates:  July 13-16 and 27-30, 2015

Time:  8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. In-class sessions (July 13, 15, 27, 29) Online sessions (July 14, 16, 28, 30)

Location:  Wilson High School

Register by completing and mailing the enrollment form to PSU Berks CE>>

 

APLNG 484 Functional Discourse Grammar (3 credits)

This course is designed to provide an overview of the structure of the English language through a functional/discourse analytical approach to linguistic analysis.

Dates:  July 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2015

Location:  Southwest Elementary School, Lebanon School District

Register by completing and mailing the enrollment form to the Lebanon School District >>


 

For information pertaining to the Berks courses, e-mail Walt Fullam (wff1@psu.edu) or call 610-396-6223.

For information pertaining to the Lebanon courses, e-mail Fred Shattls (fshattls@lebanon.k12.pa.us).