With the support of the Office of the Mayor, the New York City Council, and the Department of Youth and Community Development, the Literacy Assistance Center plans to offer the Advanced Strategies in ESOL Certificate Program at no cost to all participants who are selected for 2022.
This multi-session program is an opportunity for ESOL teachers to increase their knowledge base by deepening their understanding of such areas as backward design, project-based learning, lesson planning, reflective practice, and particular elements of ESOL (vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, etc). The exact topics of each session will be selected by the group members. The program includes peer observation, an individual project, and approximately 30 hours of out-of-class work. Class size will be limited to 12 participants.
In the sessions, teachers will also have an opportunity to present issues and challenges they are experiencing in their classes and receive support and guidance from both the instructor and their peers.
All sessions will be held remotely via Zoom.
Admission to this program is by application. It is open only to individuals who
Most sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 2pm to 5pm
March 16, 23, and 30
April 13, 20
May 11, 13*, 18
*Friday, May 13th - Attendance is strongly encouraged, but not required.
Judy Trupin, Senior ESOL Fellow, was previously the director of ESOL certificate programs at the Literacy Assistance Center. She continues to work with the LAC, sharing her expertise on curriculum development and research-based strategies for teaching ESOL. Judy has been an ESOL adult educator for nearly 30 years, and has worked as a teacher, curriculum developer, trainer, and administrator. She has taught all levels of ESOL from basic literacy through advanced. Judy is a nationally certified trainer for the BEST Plus assessment, holds New York State K-12 ESOL certification and an M.S. in Teaching ESOL, and is a certified yoga instructor.
Attend an Information Session
The final information session will be held on Monday, March 7th from 2pm to 3pm (register here).
Attendance at an information session is mandatory for all applicants.
Apply to Advanced Strategies in Teaching ESOL
Click the link below to access the application for Advanced Strategies in TESOL.
The Advanced Strategies in Teaching ESOL course involves significant online coursework. If you would like to assess your digital skills, please click the link below to access a free diagnostic tool. It’s an easy way to identify areas for improvement so that you can enhance your skills in preparation for the online component of this course.