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ESL Strategies Course Offered


SEPT. 16, 2005--To help address a the growing presence of non-native speakers in educational settings, the UW-River Falls office of outreach and graduate studies and the College of Education and Professional Studies is offering an online session of ESL (English as a Second Language) Strategies for Mainstream Teachers (English 689) from Oct. 3 to Nov. 11. Participants can take the course from any location with a personal computer and Internet access and work at their own pace.

Instructor Inna Wolfson, who has worked with ESL learners and educators in various settings for almost 30 years, will direct participants in the course designed to offer the skills of effective teaching to English language learners.  

Participants will learn the basics of second language acquisition and factors that affect it. They will explore the cultural and educational background of ESL learners and learn about the various teaching models that benefit both native and non-native speakers. The course also offers new ways to collaborate among ESL teachers, to practice proven strategies that combine the best teaching in the content field and apply these skills to lesson plans.

Conveniently delivered and always available, these one-credit classes are designed to be easier for educators to access professional development opportunities. Classes are developed and taught by experienced teachers, faculty and administrators and are offered throughout the year. Each class can be completed in just six weeks, and all participants pay Wisconsin resident tuition.

For more information, contact the UW-RF office of outreach and graduate studies at 715/425-3256 or 800-228-5607.  

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