Teaching ESL/EFL Vocabulary

Do you sometimes wonder if the vocabulary your textbook is teaching is really what your ESL students need to learn? Well, you're not alone. Many teachers long to have a more precise and effective way of helping their students learn English vocabulary, and in this course, I'll show you how.

Over the next six weeks, you'll discover what the different types of vocabulary are, as well as how to accurately assess what your students already know and what they need to learn. You'll also explore the most powerful way of teaching vocabulary as you teach ESL: across the four strands. These four strands include meaning-focused input (listening and reading), meaning-focused output (speaking and writing), language-focused (deliberate) learning, and fluency development.

You may be surprised to learn that you don't need to devote class time to all the types of vocabulary. Instead, you're better off teaching your students learning strategies with certain categories, and you'll get to fully delve into what these are too.  

For complete course details, please visit the ed2go Online Career Training web site.

Course Information

Course Number: 

71762

Course Date Info: 

Course Start Dates (downloadable pdf)

Course Format: 
Online
Course Fee(s): 

$149

Continuing Education Information: 

To receive PLUs, teachers must complete and submit this Prior Approval Form before starting the class.

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education is pleased to offer this course in partnership with Education To Go. To register, please visit the ed2go Online web site.