Teaching ESL students in mainstream classrooms

Teaching ESL students in mainstream classrooms: Language in learning across the curriculum is an innovative professional development program for all teachers working with students who are learning through a language that is not their primary language. The program:

  • 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
  • shows how to develop collaborative working relationships between teachers (across subject areas) through a shared understanding of how to support ESL students.

Tutor Training Program

  • This program is an intensive five-day train-the-trainer professional development program for teachers.
  • Tutor Training is delivered in host schools around the world to small groups of between 10 and 20 teachers.
  • Successful graduates become resident school-based Tutors who deliver the Teacher Development Course. This provides your school with cost effective, school-managed professional development.
  • The cost of the Tutor Training is $4375 (GST to be applied for Australian venues).

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Teacher Development Course

As a Teaching ESL students in mainstream classrooms trained Tutor, you can deliver the Teacher Development Course in your own school.

The course incorporates group workshops, classroom-based activities and highly practical readings. It provides teachers, working across the curriculum, with successful classroom strategies for improving the learning achievements of all their students—with a focus on their ESL students.

Trained Tutors deliver 25 hours of face-to-face learning in nine modules which, when combined with between module readings and activities, is equivalent to more than 50 hours of professional development for teachers.

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Teacher Development Course Outline

As a trained Tutor you can deliver the following modules in your school.

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

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Accreditation

Seeking accreditation from tertiary institutions

Contact us

You can find out more about the Teaching ESL students in mainstream classrooms: Language in learning across the curriculum Tutor Training Program by contacting our Consultants:

Tutor Training Consultants

John Polias
Brian Dare
Email: john@lexised.com
Email: bdare@lexised.com

For general enquiries please contact DECD Publishing

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