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Instructional Techniques and Methods




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Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

This course provides K-12 educators with an overview of techniques and methods that support the instruction of bilingual learners. Participants examine culturally responsive practices for instruction and assessment. Teaching in the content areas, honoring cultural diversity, and involving parents/guardians and community are also explored. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.



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Historical Methods, Theories, and Strategies Related to Instruction

  • Identify historical methods for instructing bilingual learners.
  • Explain language acquisition theories.
  • Describe how instruction relates to language acquisition stages.
  • Identify learning strategies used by bilingual learners.
  • Compare instructional strategies for bilingual learners, including those that make use of technology.
  • Explain the importance of basic interpersonal communication skills and cognitive academic language proficiency skills to the instruction of bilingual learners.
  • Identify the characteristics of thematic instruction.

Applying Methodologies and Assessment

  • Identify the components of the major models for instructing bilingual learners.
  • Create a classroom environment that supports the instruction of bilingual learners.
  • Describe the purposes of assessment in the content areas and for language acquisition.

Honoring Cultural Diversity

  • Describe how students develop their cultural identities.
  • Explain the role of culture in language minority achievement.
  • Analyze the influence of cultural diversity on instruction.

Involving Parents/Guardians and the Community

  • Define key components of effective parent/guardian and community involvement programs.
  • Explain how culture influences parent/guardian involvement strategies.
  • Identify how to involve culturally diverse parents/guardians and community members in instruction.


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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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