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A Content Teacher's Guide to English Learner Success

Learn better strategies for supporting English Learners

Teach Smarter, Not Harder: Elevate Your EL Teaching with Proven, Simplified Strategies

A Content Teacher's Guide to English Learners is your toolkit to addressing the unique needs of your English learners, without adding hours to your workload.

As language specialists face growing caseloads, the responsibility of integrating language learning into content lessons increasingly falls on you. Our solution?

A seamless, efficient method proven from years of experience by hundreds of teachers, that blends language development with your existing curriculum, ensuring your students receive the best of both worlds.

Step into a world where teaching English learners becomes a rewarding, not taxing, part of your educational journey.

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Learning Integration

Learn how to refine your lesson plans with straightforward adjustments, ensuring your English learners not only grasp the academic language but also master the core content effortlessly.


Academic Discourse

Explore techniques to foster more discourse opportunities in your classroom. These methods are crucial in accelerating language acquisition, deepening content understanding, and maintaining high levels of student engagement.


Language Proficency

Gain in-depth knowledge about proficiency levels and their significance in your teaching approach. The course will guide you through developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills tailored to various content areas, enhancing overall student proficiency.

Simplify your teaching process while amplifying results

Learn how tailored, easy-to-implement strategies can revolutionize your approach to teaching English learners, making a profound difference in both your teaching experience and their learning outcomes.

A Content Teacher's Guide to English Learner Success is a 45-hour professional devleopment training meticulously designed to equip teachers with effective strategies to meet the unique needs of English learners, all without increasing your workload.

This fully interactive course is designed with structured assignments, personalized feedback, and engaging cohort interactions to enhance your learning experience.

Each assignment is crafted to deepen your engagement with the course material, fostering practical connections that can be immediately implemented in your classroom.

Grow your understanding and tools for teaching English Learners

The course, A Content Teacher's Guide to English Learner Success, offers practical, step-by-step guidance on engaging English learners more effectively, enhancing their success, and positively impacting the entire classroom.

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Strategies for Engaging English Learners

We understand the unique challenges you face with English learners in your classroom. That’s why we built this course to give you methods that ensure every student feels included and capable of learning in your classroom — even if they don’t fully understand the English language yet. The strategies are practical, classroom-tested approaches you easily begin integrating into your daily lessons.

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Improving Language Proficiency

You'll learn about language proficiency levels and how to effectively develop your students' speaking, reading, and writing skills while simultaneously teaching them content lessons. By the end of this course, you'll have a comprehensive understanding of how to help elevate your students' English language proficiency to help them succeed in your class while also building their language confidence.

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Benefits To Improve Your Entire Class

It’s not just about supporting your English learners; it’s about elevating the entire classroom experience. The insights you learn from teaching English learners can enhance overall classroom dynamics, improve peer interactions, and foster a more inclusive and supportive learning environment. These benefits extend to all students, enriching your teaching experience and creating a classroom where all students thrive.

This course offers 45-hours of professional learning, ideal for the classroom teacher who is building up their skillset working with English learners.

The course is 100% online, self-paced, asynchronous learning. Your course facilitator and guide for answering your questions is Kelly Reider, founder of English Learner Portal.

When you complete the course, you receive two types of digital credentials - a digital certificate and digital badge. These digital credentials are delivered to you via email that directs you to our digital credentialing platform. From there, you can access your credentials, print, save, share, post on your LinkedIn profile, add to your resume or professional website, send to your HR department or principal, add to your professional portfolio....Document your dedication to continuous professional learning and growth!

This course also qualifies for three graduate credits through UMass Global for an additional fee of $225. Credit fees must be paid before the course is completed to be officially recorded with the University. Please contact katie@englishlearnerportal.com for more information about graduate credit. District/cohort pricing is available and purchase orders are accepted.


This guide to, A Content Teacher's Guide to English Learner Success, is a great resource to share with your adminsitration to show them what you will be learning. Each module is thoughtfully curated to provide you with strategies and best practices that support those learning English as a second language.



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