English Language Acquisition 101
OSSE invites all educators to participate in its upcoming English Language Acquisition workshop series, taking place once a month from January to March 2018. This three-part workshop series is designed to share foundational information about English language acquisition from the science of language acquisition to useful classroom strategies that can help English learners access the academic curriculum. The full workshop series includes:
- English Language Acquisition 101: The Science of Language Acquisition and Its Implications for the Classroom
- English Language Acquisition 102: Language Levels, Language Objectives, and Lesson Planning
- English Language Acquisition 103: Strategies for Comprehensible Input
During the first workshop, English Language Acquisition 101, participants will learn about:
- The different types of English learners
- How second language acquisition happens
- The difference between social language and academic language
- The developmental milestones that correspond to each stage of second language acquisition
Note: instructional strategies will not be covered in English Language Acquisition 101.
The 101 workshop will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, 1-4 p.m. at the New OSSE Headquarters, 1050 First St. NE, Sixth Floor Conference Room. This workshop is open to educators, administrators, and school staff who are interested in understanding the basics about how English learners learn. General and special educators, specials teachers, related service providers, coaches, and administrators are strongly encouraged to attend. Space is limited and priority registration will be given to those with little to no background in second language acquisition.
Registration for English Language Acquisition 102 and 103 will be announced one month in advance of each workshop.
For more information or questions, please contact Anika Harris at [email protected].