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Setting clear academic and career goals and monitoring progress toward achieving them can seem daunting to ESL teachers and students, especially at the lower levels. In this course, ESL teachers will learn how to help students determine their skills and interests, how to explore career and training options, and how to set career and academic goals. Course participants will try several activities in their own ESL classroom. Five hours of professional development are available for successful course completion. Assignments are due at the latest by May 31, 2019.

To register for this course, go to http://www.thecenterweb.org/alrc/pdfs/catalog.pdf  or contact Julie Koffend at the Adult Learning Resource Center, jkoffend@cntrmail.org, 224-366-8500 for more information.

All adults need to be able to describe their skills in workplace and academic situations, yet this can be particularly challenging for lower level ELLs. In this course, participants will learn how to teach beginning and intermediate ESL students to speak clearly and comfortably about their skills and provide appropriate practice and application activities. Course participants will try three activities in their own ESL classroom. Five hours of professional development are available for successful course completion. Assignments are due at the latest by May 31, 2019.

To register for this course, go to http://www.thecenterweb.org/alrc/pdfs/catalog.pdf or contact Julie Koffend at the Adult Learning Resource Center, jkoffend@cntrmail.org, 224-366-8500 for more information.

This course is designed for ESL instructors at any level. 

Through this course, ESL instructors will learn:

  • How mock job fairs can help English Language Learners (ELLs) prepare for the world of work
  • How to plan a mock job fair, step by step

The assignment for this iLEARN course is participation in a Discussion Forum. When your Forum posting has been read and approved by an evaluator, the Adult Learning Resource Center will email you a certificate for 1 hour of professional development. Your Forum posting must be made at the latest by May 31, 2019. Postings made after the deadline will not be reviewed and certificates with hours will not be awarded for FY19.

To register for this course, go to http://www.thecenterweb.org/alrc/pdfs/catalog.pdf or contact Julie Koffend at the Adult Learning Resource Center, jkoffend@cntrmail.org, 224-366-8500 for more information.

Participants will learn what learning stations are and techniques for using them in ESL classrooms. This course involves the use of a short narrated slide show and an online article. Participants are assigned to develop a learning station, use it in their classroom, and describe their experiences. Assignments are submitted to the Adult Learning Resource Center for review and feedback. Upon approval of the assignment, the Adult Learning Resource Center will issue a certificate with 3 hours of professional development. Assignments are due at the latest by May 31, 2019.

To register for this course, go to http://www.thecenterweb.org/alrc/pdfs/catalog.pdf or contact Julie Koffend at the Adult Learning Resource Center, jkoffend@cntrmail.org, 224-366-8500 for more information.

Participants will learn about resources and techniques for integrating career pathways information and instruction into all levels of ESL. This course involves the use of  a variety of materials, including an online article and downloadable classroom materials.

Participants must complete an assignment worksheet and submit it to the Adult Learning Resource Center for review and feedback. Once your worksheet has been approved, the ALRC will email a certificate with 2 hours of professional development. All worksheets are due at the latest by May 31, 2019. To register for this course, go to http://www.thecenterweb.org/alrc/pdfs/catalog.pdf or contact Julie Koffend at the Adult Learning Resource Center, jkoffend@cntrmail.org, 224-366-8500 for more information.

This course shows teachers how to group English language learners purposefully, organize group instruction, and deliver lessons that meet the language needs of all students in the class. Participants must complete an assignment that includes planning and teaching multilevel lessons. Assignments are submitted to the Adult Learning Resource Center for review and feedback. Upon approval of your assignment, the ALRC will email a certificate with 6 hours of professional development. Assignment worksheets are due at the latest by May 31, 2019. To register for this course, go to http://www.thecenterweb.org/alrc/pdfs/catalog.pdf or contact Julie Koffend at the Adult Learning Resource Center, jkoffend@cntrmail.org, 224-366-8500 for more information.