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K-12 Professionals

Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

EDUC 600




Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Correspondence

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $365

Class Offered Through Teachers Learning Center

Course Description:

This course will present 50 research-based strategies that help teachers convey content material while simultaneously giving their students English-language skills. Step-by-step instructions and concrete examples will help teachers quickly and easily use the strategies in any K-12 classroom and subject area. New strategies and suggestions for assessments are also incorporated throughout the book.


1.  Educators will learn about enhancing instruction through planning and visual scaffolding for language support and connecting communication to the real world. 

2.  Participants will learn how to create language-focused lessons, including read aloud techniques, to support ELL vocabulary building.

3.  Educators will be exposed to academic language scaffolding and creating frameworks for language acquisition in skill level groupings while supporting individualized instructional needs.

4.  Participants will be presented with dictoglos, GIST, and syntax surgery for manipulating English grammar.

5.  Educators will view the DVD 50 Instructional Strategies and complete activities to improve teaching techniques for ELL classrooms.


Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners by Adrienne Harrell.  (2008)  New Jersey: Prentice Hall.  313 pages



About The Instructor

Joseph C'de Baca
Joseph C'de Baca

Joseph C'de Baca earned his M.Ed. from the University of Phoenix, Denver, CO in Educational Administration. He earned his BA in Industrial Technology from the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Joseph is a former Social Studies and Industrial Technology teacher for 15 years.



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