Integrating Content and Language Instruction
TELL 440 is the fifth of seven courses that lead to an ESL endorsement. Working in groups, participants explore content-area learning from a second language perspective, reviewing the conceptual tools and content of previous TELL courses.
Teachers explore their pedagogical practices within their disciplines from the perspective of diverse learners' needs and strengths. They are engaged in curriculum development that applies their knowledge of how to integrate content and language instruction in the mainstream classroom.
Activities encourage teachers to be more flexible, cognitively complex, self-monitoring, critical, and specific about how they will meet the needs of second language students in their classrooms.
- In discipline-based teacher working groups they discuss ways to apply what they have learned from other courses to their content areas and draw implications for modifying curriculum and pedagogy.
- They develop curriculum units that support language minority students in learning the language of academic domains.
- They expand their awareness of learning styles and strategies for teaching content and language.
Program Materials List
Items marked with an asterisk (*) must be purchased from the publishers.
Integrating Content and Language Instruction —Instructional Guide ($40)