Building Language Skills with Multilingual Learners

Topic: Reading/Literacy
Instructor: Carey Regur
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: Teach n' Kids Learn, Inc.
Center Offered: ONLINE PROF DEV

Course Description:

Learn how to expand students' language, vocabulary, and content knowledge as they encounter new concepts, skills, and technologies in the classroom. Whether students are native English speakers, multilingual learners in English-only programs, or educators in bilingual and biliteracy programs, the course recognizes the necessity of developing academic language skills to meet rigorous educational standards. The core focus of this course is the SWiRLing approach: Speaking, Writing, Interacting, Reading, and Listening. Educators learn how to explicitly integrate these language modalities into their daily instructional practices to enhance the quantity, quality, and rigor of academic language. By embracing SWiRLing, teachers create an environment where students actively engage in language-rich activities, strengthening their language skills while deepening their understanding of academic content. Grade Levels:  K-12


ADDITIONAL NOTES: TNKL courses receive letter grades. 



Course Location:


Within 1-2 business days of your Ashland registration, you will receive an email from your course content provider, Teach & Kids Learn, containing instructions on how to access your course materials. A note, their emails are sometimes forwarded to junk or spam folders. 

You will be working with TNKL, through their Learning Management System, to complete the course, after which, your instructor will record your grade on your AU transcript. We will notify you by email once this is done, with instructions on how to view and order transcripts. 

Ashland Professional Development:

Course Documents:
Cost: $600
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024
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Course Number: EDU 6130 G8
Academic Term: 24/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 3
Subject: EDU