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In schools across the country, teachers are working with English language learners in content classes. The challenges they face include helping non-native speakers master course material and become contributing members of the school community. The SIT Certificate in Teaching Englilsh Language Learners in Content Classes (TELIC) is a graduate certificate and professional development course that helps content teachers in classes such as math and science develop the tools to meet the needs of non-native English speakers.
The course was originally offered for K-12 teachers in the State of Massachusetts. It has been used with middle school teachers and math classes, but can be tailored specifically for various levels, including college and university.
Participants in TELIC will learn to support English language learners by:
If you are interested in a hands-on program that helps you implement new ideas in your classroom, this course is for you. TELIC can be offered for individual teachers, or we can put together a course for cohorts from the same school, district or region. For more information, contact SIT TESOL.
TELIC focuses on three main competency areas in building effectiveness for teachers working with English language learners:
Second language learning and teaching
Classroom approaches and strategies
Collaboration and reflective practice
SIT TELIC trainers are highly qualified, experienced ESOL teachers who have worked with adult learners and have previous training experience. They are licensed by SIT through a rigorous, multi-step process and bring a strong passion and dedication to their work.
The trainers teach the course content, process discussions, and coach participants in developing lesson plans and teaching. They also observe participants' teaching and provide feedback to participants after each teaching session.
Who should take the TELIC course?
Elementary grade level teachers and or secondary school content teachers (e.g. math, science, social studies, health, etc.) who have ELLs in their classrooms and would like to learn how to teach them more effectively. In response to state mandates, many teachers have to add an endorsement to their teaching license regarding teaching English language learners. TELIC is designed to help those teachers meet the endorsement requirement.