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Published by: CaliforniansTogether on Sep 21, 2012
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ANNOUNCEMENT of NEW PUBLICATION
“Secondary School Courses Designed to Address the Language Needsand Academic Gaps of Long Term English Learners”
by Laurie Olsen, Ph.D.A Californians Together Publication
Well over half of the secondary school English Learners in California are Long TermEnglish Learners – struggling academically and stuck in progressing towards English proficiencydespite six or more years in U.S. schools. Many secondary schools and districts, feeling theurgency of meeting the needs of these Long Term English Learners, are attempting to modifycurriculum or create new courses that address the unique language and academic gaps of thesestudents. Most are doing so without guidance, without a clear sense of how best to designthese classes, and making do with whatever curricular resources they happen to have or hear about. Now, a new publication, “Secondary School Courses Designed to Address the LanguageNeeds and Academic Gaps of Long Term English Learners”, culls the lessons learned fromdistricts throughout the state and provides needed guidance for the field. The contents include:Overview of the need for an LTEL courseCase studies from four districts about how the LTEL courses were developedOverview of Ten Essential Components of LTEL coursesDescription of the materials and curriculum drawn upon for LTEL classesDiscussion of things to consider in structuring the classes• ImpactsDiscussion of common challenges and lessons learnedRecommendations for the stateA Planning Checklist to use in preparing for and implementing LTEL classes
Complete the order form on reverse side of this announcement, and fax, email or mail with payment by check, p.o. or credit card to:
Californians Together525 East Seventh Street, #207Long Beach, California, CA 90813562-436-1822 (fax)shelly@californianstogether.org Questions: call 562-983-1333

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