Teaching ESOL to Adults with Limited Literacy (TEALL) Certificate Course Description
This certificate program provides insight into the needs of adult English Language Learners who have minimal first language literacy. The course addresses questions such as:
Participants attend 27 hours of in-person classes, in addition to 80 hours of study and reflection online as part of a professional community of practice. For those who wish, a 30-hour teaching practicum placement will be made available at an additional cost.
Course Objectives & Outcomes
By the end of the course, participants will be able to identify the needs of literacy learners, and will be able to create evidence-based instruction for learners in both literacy and multi-level English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classrooms. The course features a range of activities including classroom discussion, hands-on activities, observations of ESOL literacy classes, as well as an online component that allows participants to reflect on assigned readings and material presented during in-person meetings.
To receive a certificate in this course, participants must attend all in-person sessions, participate in online forums, and complete all required activities and assignments. Optional: For those who wish, a 30-hour teaching practicum placement will be made available at an additional cost.
Judy Trupin has been involved in adult education for more than 20 years as a teacher, curriculum developer, trainer, and administrator. She has taught all levels of ESOL from literacy through advanced. Currently, she is an ESOL professional developer at the LAC where she leads workshops, curriculum development projects, and the LAC’s TESLA and TEALL certificate programs. She also teaches in the Queens Public Library ESOL program, where she wrote a health literacy curriculum for ESOL beginners and developed an ESOL computer literacy curriculum. A national trainer for the BEST Plus test, she holds an M.S. in TESOL and is co-author of chapters in two publications: New Ways in Teaching Adults and New Ways in Teaching Content-Based Instruction.
To learn more about the content of the TEALL course, please contact Judy Trupin at 212.803.3348 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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The LAC Academy's online learning platform, Moodle, offers participants the opportunity to build on their digital literacy skills. Skills covered in Modules 1, 2, and 4 of this assessment are particularly important in an online learning environment. Each module begins with very basic tasks, but stick with it, they get more challenging! Assess your Digital Literacy skills here