In the second module of the course, there are three lectures that describe the foundation for successful English language teaching and learning.
The first lecture presents the ESA model for successful teaching and learning a second language.
The second lecture lays out the specific objectives students need to understand and practice for effective writing.
In the third lecture, we look at six key teaching strategies to help students write better.
In lecture 2.1, we present the ESA model of teaching and learning.
We address these four questions:
- How can teachers help learners learn successfully?
- What can teachers due to engage students?
- What are some effective study activities?
- How can teachers help students activate their learning?
Lecture 2.2 discusses the five features of effective writing: focus, organization, support, style, and correct language.
We also present the WIDA interpretive writing rubrics and Can-do descriptors.
Finally, we present five self-assessment checklists specifying specific writing objectives.
Lesson 2.3 introduces six key teaching strategies that help students write better:
- Vocabulary building
- guided interaction
- metacognition and authentic assessments
- explicit instruction
- meaning-based context and universal themes
- modeling, graphic organizers, and visuals
There is a reading that offers 11 recommendations to improve writing achievement. There is a self-assessment that allows you to review what you have mastered in the module and what you need to revisit.
At the end of this module, there is graded quiz to test what you’ve learned from the lectures and reading.