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(June 1-15) Foundations of Language Acquisition 5.12A | 5.12B | 5.13A | 5.13B | 5.15B

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Course Description

This 5- hour online course is designed to provide educators with important theories and background information related to second language acquisition and utilize this information to increase achievement for all learners-- especially students who are learning English.

Target Audience:

Certified Staff | Charter Certified Staff | DCSD Certified Substitute


Timeline Overview

Beginning of course: 6.1.2021

End of Course: 6.15.2021

Facilitators: Becky Corr


Here are the outcomes for the course (what participants will walk away with from the course).

Identify colleagues who can support them in working with ELs

Describe how to use the WIDA Can Do Descriptors to plan instruction

Implement a strategy for teaching ELs at each stage of second language acquisition using the Can- Do Descriptors


English Language Development Professional Development (45 hours)

CDE requires educators with elementary, math, science, social studies and English language arts endorsements to complete Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Education training or professional development (PD) for relicensure.  If you are uncertain if this applies to your license, please contact the CDE.  Please enroll for additional Information.

This course is aligned to the following standards: 

5.13 Quality Standard II: Educators should be knowledgeable in first and second language acquisition.

5.13(2) ELEMENT B: Educators are knowledgeable of, understand, and able to apply the major theories, concepts and research related to culture, diversity and equity in order to support academic access and opportunity for CLD student populations.