|Name||Mastering the English Language Proficiency Standards (Online Course)|
|Description||This course will introduce participants to the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards and provide strategies for using the standards to guide and inform instruction. ESL instructors can benefit from familiarity with and reliance on the ELP Standards for Adult Education to guide instruction toward the increased rigor and skills necessary for a successful transition to work or to postsecondary training or further education and for participation in communities that adult learners need. This course takes place entirely online and runs for four consecutive weeks, from 02/03/2020 to 03/01/2020. Weekly participation is required, though participants may, during a given week, log in whenever they wish. A 1.5-hour, kick-off Webinar will take place in the first week; the date will be announced via email before the course begins. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate of participation (15 hours); they are also eligible to apply to CSUS for 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) if they wish.|
|Goals||The course is free of charge to Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (WIOA, Title II: AEFLA) funded programs.|
|Facilitator||The goals of this course are to introduce ESL instructors to the ELP Standards and how they provide the language support to meet the rigorous requirements of the College and Career Readiness Standards for adults; to explore and practice applying the standards to teaching; and to develop a deep understanding of the requirements of academic rigor along with the scaffolding strategies to help adult students reach their goals.|
|Contact||Please contact Sudie Whalen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-286-8814 for more information.