The session focuses on the current research framework that supports high-quality, effective teaching and learning practices in the classroom: First v. Second Language Acquisition, Factors that Affect Language Acquisition in the Classroom, the Affective Filter, Language Proficiency and Leveling, Thomlinson’s Differentiated Instruction (*), and others. Participants explore teaching and learning strategies based on this framework and are presented with hands-on, classroom-tested examples, as well as samples of instructional materials that support this methodological framework.
(*) Differentiated instruction (Carol Anne Thomlinson) is an approach to teaching essential content in ways that address the varied learning needs of students with the goal of maximizing the possibilities of each learner. In the classroom, teachers must differentiate not only by language proficiency, but also by other factors, such as each student’s functional grade level, academic background, and cultural and ethnic variables.
Maximum of 35 participants. Each additional participant $50.00.