Learn practical and easy-to-implement strategies that you can play around with in the classroom immediately. Also, explore the "why" -- what makes these instructional and assessment practices accelerate your students' language and literacy development. Each course guides you through an action research project so you can use what you learn immediately!
Deepen your understanding of SLA research and theories. Develop a repertoire of instructional strategies that align with SLA research. Develop a research question, implement a cycle of action research, and assess student performance. Gain confidence in sharing their learning with colleagues through implementing a Professional Development activity or sharing your findings in writing, such as a newsletter article or an email.
The course consists of two separate fees -- the online course fee ($900) paid through this website and a separate credit fee for two post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate-level semester credits ($124) which is paid directly to the University using the enrollment form provided in the Course Overview, the first module within the course curriculum.
Tina Hargaden has taught French, Spanish, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Reading Intervention, and ESOL since 2003. She is the author of the book Year One, a complete guide to teaching World Languages using literacy-focused whole-language instruction. A frequent speaker at conferences and workshops, she also works with school districts to support shifting their language and literacy instruction and and assessment to a more student-focused, standards-aligned, proficiency-forward approach.