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Bilingual/English Language Learning Certificate

Certificate Number 905225

This certificate is designed for anyone working or interested in working/serving ELL/ESL/SLL/Bilingual children, school-age students or adults. This course gives an understanding of language diversity, bilingual/English language learners, models and programming, assessment and strategies to support all learners.

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Summarize the history of bilingual education in the United States
. Understand Title III funding
. Demonstrate reading, writing, speaking strategies for bilingual/English language learners
Identify bilingual resources
. Identify bilingual resources
. Serve/work with bilingual learners
. Discuss issues and debates in bilingual education
. Understand assessment and placement of English Language Learners
. Appreciate the unique learning needs of bilingual/English Language Learners

Requirements for Certificate Entry:

. Completed application for certificate


. This certificate does not meet Wisconsin Department of Instruction certification/license requirements. Students may also be required to demonstrate proficiency in another language i.e. Spanish to work as an interpreter.
. Either course transfers to the Paraeducator associate degree as an elective.
. Both of these courses are offered online.


Catalog No. Description Credits

10-522-133 PARA: Bilingual/ELL Overview
10-522-134 PARA: Bilingual/ELL Strategie

Certificate Total

Course Descriptions

10-522-133 PARA: Bilingual/ELL Overview...understand language diversity, bilingual/English language learners, models and programming, identification and placement, and discuss current issues and debates. This course will also have a brief introduction to language acquisition and parent/community resources.

10-522-134 PARA: Bilingual/ELL Strategies...research, study and practice best practices/strategies for young children, school-age students and adults with an emphasis on reading, writing, and speaking/communication. Students will select areas of interest/specialty to meet their individual learning needs; for example, if you are working at a literacy center with adult learners, you will focus on strategies/supports/community resources for adult learners. This course requires twenty service learning hours with Bilingual/English Language Learners.

For more information, please contact: The Community & Regional Learning Services Department, (920) 498-6245, or (800) 422-NWTC, extension 6245, or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.