May 13, 2012

Distance Learning Course: Methods in Elementary School World Language Instruction

“Methods in Elementary School World Language Instruction” will be offered as an online course in Summer 2012 for practicing teachers and pre-service teachers who have studied a world language extensively. Lori Langer de Rámirez, Ed.D., who is Chair of the ESL and World Language Department at Herricks Public Schools, New Hyde Park, New York, will serve as the instructor for the course, which will begin June 11 and end August 3, 2012, pending enrollment of 18 pre-service and/or in-service teachers.

This unique online course was developed by a team of 14 leading national experts in elementary school world language education, including Dr. Rámirez, who teach course components in their areas of expertise. The collaborators, who include practicing teachers and teacher trainers, represent both the commonly and the less commonly taught languages. The course is available for three credits of undergraduate or graduate credit from Iowa State University and meets requirements for the Iowa Endorsement in K-8 World Language Education. Check with your State Department of Education to see if this course meets requirements for endorsement or certification in your state.

For more information visit

[nandu] Elementary School World Language Methods Course. Improving Early Language Programs listserv (, 10 May 2012).

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