Working with Dual Language Learners

2hours 0.2CEUs


New Interactive Course Format

This two-hour class supports teachers and childcare providers who work with preschool-aged dual language learners. It includes information about the culture and language acquisition in general, some common myths about dual language learners, the stages of learning a second language, and the advantages of being bilingual. Additionally, it describes many tips and strategies to support dual language learners in the group learning environment and communicates with parents whose English language proficiency may be limited.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this class, you will be able to:
  • Explain the nature of culture and language acquisition and how this provides a foundation for understanding, working with, and supporting Dual Language Learners.
  • List and debunk common myths about dual language learners; appreciate the benefits of being bilingual.
  • Recognize the stages of learning a second language and be prepared to integrate this knowledge into lesson planning and classroom environment.
  • Implement at least five strategies to adapt the classroom environment, lesson planning, and teaching practices to support English language learners and non-native speakers better.
Approved or accepted in:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington