Teaching ESOL to Adults with Limited Literacy (TEALL) Certificate Course Description
Thanks to the generous support of the Office of the Mayor, the New York City Council, and the Department of Youth and Community Development, the Literacy Assistance Center is pleased to offer two cohorts of the TEALL Certificate Program at no cost to all participants who are selected for 2020 .
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.
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.
Judy Trupin has been an ESOL adult educator for more than 25 years, and has worked as a teacher, curriculum developer, trainer, and administrator. She has taught all levels of ESOL from basic literacy through advanced. Currently, Judy is the lead ESOL professional developer at the LAC where she conducts workshops and curriculum development projects, and leads the LAC’s TESLA and TEALL certificate programs. 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 co-author of chapters in two publications: New Ways in Teaching Adults and New Ways in Teaching Content-Based Instruction.
William Linn has been teaching ESOL in community organizations since 2008. He earned his MA in TESOL from SIT Graduate Institute in 2011 and he has worked as a teacher trainer since 2015. William has also taught English Applied Linguistics in the SIT Graduate Institute's MA in TESOL program. William is currently the ESOL Professional Development Associate at the LAC and is an instructor in the TESLA certificate program.
To learn more about the content of the TEALL course, please contact Judy Trupin at 212.803.3348 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please fill out this form if you would like to receive more information about the Spring 2020 TEALL course.
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