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Bilingual/English Language Learning Certificate

Program Code: 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
• 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

Catalog No. Description
10-522-133 IA: 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 IA: 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.
Certificate Total


• 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.