Pedagogical Strategies for English Learners

Struggling to prepare lessons and deliver instruction to EL students? Worried that they may not be making yearly progress in core subjects? Looking for ways to help English learners close the achievement gap? You're not alone. Working with EL students can be rewarding, but very challenging. How do you know which EL instructional strategies affect outcomes in your classroom, for your students? How do you meet the unique and complex needs of this growing population?
Teaching Strategies:
Updated on: September 14, 2018

This course from PCG Education focuses on pedagogy for EL literacy instruction, and provides practical strategies for differentiating instruction and support for ELs to meet the rigors of 21st century literacies and academic demands. You'll learn intentional pedagogical practices and enhanced learning experiences that close achievement gaps and guide English learners to succeed!

  • Practical strategies for the classroom from ELL experts
  • Convenient, flexible online completion
  • 45 PD hours or 3 graduate credits
Skills You'll Learn

In this course, you'll learn how to demonstrate pedagogical practices that guide English learners to think about content in critical and creative ways, as well as practical strategies for scaffolding, literacy development, and understanding the unique needs of the range of language learners in your classroom.

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About the Instructor

Dr. Eugenia Mora-Flores is an Associate Professor of Clinical Education in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC). She teaches courses on first and second language acquisition, Latino culture, and courses in literacy development for elementary and secondary students. Eugenia leads the reading certificate program and serves as the chair of the Master in Art of Teaching governance committee.

PCG Education

PCG’s Education practice offers consulting services and technology solutions that help teachers, schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries of education to promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize resources. PCG offers more than 50 online professional development courses to help teachers improve their skills, grow their careers and more effectively help and support their students.


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