€300 – €360

Integrating Academic Language with Content Learning

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International School of Amsterdam

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1185 TB Amstelveen

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This interactive workshop will help teachers identify the features of academic language used in different content areas and will demonstrate instructional techniques that scaffold language development through video clips, modeling, and participant participation.

WHO IS IT FOR

  • Content teachers interested in adding more subject-specific academic language development to their lessons
  • Mother tongue and EAL teachers who want to integrate language and content instruction more effectively
  • Teams of content and EAL teachers are welcome in order to share their areas of expertise and plan together

This workshop will be particularly useful for any classroom where some of the students are learning through the medium of a new language, such as content-based language classes and CLIL classes.

WORKSHOP GOALS AND MODULES

During the two days, teachers will analyse texts and classroom tasks in order to determine the academic language students need to study a given subject. Participants will practise techniques that can help build students’ academic vocabulary, collaborative discussion, reading, and writing skills for content classes or EAL and mother tongue classes. The workshop will conclude with time to apply information about academic language of a subject to lesson and unit planning. The goal of the approach is to advance language learning while making the content area material comprehensible to all learners.

The overall goal of the workshop is to help teachers develop their students’ academic language skills related to vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and speaking while they are learning and practising the content area material. As a result of these two days, participants will be able to

Content Objectives

  • Identify features of academic language and literacy in content areas
  • Explain guidelines for building academic language in lessons
  • Demonstrate instructional practices for academic language development through modeling and video clips
  • Apply ideas for integrating content and language to lesson and unit planning

Language Objectives

  • Pinpoint academic language targets for different lessons and practise writing content and language objectives
  • Discuss and practise techniques to promote academic vocabulary, collaborative discussions, and content reading and writing skills
  • Add language objectives and language development activities to lessons and units

Handouts will include sample lessons, guidelines and explanations of techniques useful for integrating academic language, a lesson template, and a unit template.

SCHEDULE

Day 1 Topics:

  • Introduction and Self-Assessment of Language and Content Integration
  • Overview of Academic Language Features
  • Identification of Academic Language in Different Content Areas
  • Writing Language and Content Objectives
  • Guidelines and Techniques for Academic Vocabulary Development

Day 2 Topics:

  • Guidelines and Techniques for Oral Interaction and Collaborative Discussions
  • Guidelines and Techniques for Content Area Reading and Writing
  • Lesson and Unit Planning
  • Closure and Next Steps


SESSION LEADER

Deborah J. Short, Ph.D., directs Academic Language Research & Training, LLC and provides professional development on academic literacy, content-based ESL, and sheltered instruction worldwide. While a Division Director at the Center for Applied Linguistics, she co-developed the research-validated SIOP Model for sheltered instruction. She has directed research and program evaluations on English learners for the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Rockefeller Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, and U.S. Department of Justice, among others. Publications include the SIOP Model books, ESL textbooks for National Geographic Learning/Cengage, and numerous professional journal articles. She taught English as a new language in New York, California, Virginia, and the DR Congo. She recently served on TESOL International’s Board of Directors.



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