Lesson Planning with the ESL Student in Mind

This is an overview of the six modules of the Coursera MOOC, Lesson Planning with the ELL* in Mind course November 2015 - with links to full module summaries. Further below are links to pages on the ESL website where you can find more detailed information and advice on the issues covered in the course.

Note: ELL means English Language Learner. The FIS equivalent is ESL student.

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This module focused on various issues concerning how students learn subject content through their second language.
This module focused on various issues concerning the pre-planning stages of lesson design with ESL students in mind.
The third week focused on identifying content and language outcomes so that suitable activities can be planned for upcoming lessons.
This module focused on creating or selecting (and adapting) suitable materials for ESL students to achieve the intended learning outcomes.
This module looked at annotated lesson plans from three subjects: social studies, language arts and mathematics. It demonstrated how the principles outlined in previous modules can be put into practice.
This module gave course participants the opportunity to review previous units and take a final assessment.

More resources on the ESL website

The starting point for all ESL information for students, parents and teachers.
A page with over 40 questions and answers about teaching and assessing the ESL students in your classes
ESL students' advice to teachers on classroom practices for effective, stress-free learning of language and content
A series of videos for student and teacher participants in the Kalahari Experience. They cover in brief all essential aspects of teaching content in English to ESL students
A series of workshop slides for teachers covering in detail the main advice and information to get the best out of the ESL students in the mainstream class.
Several questions and answers about second language acquisition