Current Course Schedule

Supporting Language Development in the Preschool Classroom (Ages 2 - 5 Years)

This workshop is based on the premise that with increased opportunities to practice language in the classroom, young children will become more efficient communicators. Participants will be provided with a variety of classroom techniques that will engage children with a wide range of language abilities and will help them to listen, learn, and communicate most effectively. You will learn to analyze teacher communication styles and how to best match them to the language learning styles of your students. Using a timeline for development as a foundation, we will review the course of typical language acquisition and contrast it with language delay, differences, and disorders. We will use multisensory materials to practice how to incorporate language stimulation techniques into daily lessons in order to seize all interactions as language learning opportunities.

Note: Proof of Covid-19 vaccination, including a booster if eligible, is required to attend on-campus activities. Medical-grade masks may be required.
  • Course Number
  • Focus On
    Ages 2 - 5 Years
  • Category
    Early Childhood, On Campus
  • Registration Options and Cost
    $295 6.0 CTLE or 0.6 CEU


Summer 2 2022

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    • Suzanne Abrams
      Suzanne Abrams
"I learned about different ways to approach language issues."

"The coversation about ways to build language support into activities as well as classroom interactions was helpful. I came away with ideas for specific kinds of prompts and strategies when interacting with students. I also thought the background materials and handouts about language development we’re useful."

I came away with "Ways to be mindful & intentional in observing, listening, prompting children to build vocabulary, syntax and dialogue."