CI 810: Comprehensible Input for Language Acquisition
Fall term starts now for the online graduate course through Portland State University. Most of us are already planning for kids and practicing new ideas on them, so Fall is a very natural time to take the class. Registration is open now. The final date for registration is October 31. Work is due December 9.
In the course work, you select a goal area for your students/classroom to improve upon. Then, through the PLC, you research ways to improve in that area. The assignments lead you to implement the ideas that you find online and reflect on their effectiveness at meeting the goal you selected.
So far, several PLC members have participated and the feedback has been positive. I have heard that the work is teacher-friendly, useful to their actual classrooms, and a good chance to help them process and implement ideas from the PLC. People have reported that they like it that the class is self-paced and relevant to their current real concerns for their students.
The course will be offered in Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer terms. It is repeatable for credit. There are one and three credit options. The differences are price ($280 for three credits and $160 for one), time commitment (30 hours reading here on the PLC for three credits, 10 for one), and assignments (ten lessons/resources for three credits, four lessons/resources for one credit).
Click here to see the three-credit syllabus:
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