This training will begin with a discussion of some of the factors that affect the development of English vocabulary for English language learners (ELL) including: English speaking and listening ability; native language literacy; and the amount of English language reading learners engage in. In addition, the relevance of the Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills/Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency distinction for ELL vocabulary instruction will be covered.
Instructor: Susan Finn Miller, LINCS
Time: May 7, 3:00-4:00 ET
Registration: Vocabulary Instruction for ELLs
All webinars in the NJALL Virtual Mini-Conference are free!
Although the NJALL Annual Conference has been cancelled, the Adult Learner Writing Contest is still taking place.
We are in the process of reviewing all of the submissions and we should be able to announce the winners sometime in April.
We will still send awards out and produce a magazine. Due to circumstances, the magazine will initially be distributed in PDF format, rather than printed. Once it is possible to safely create and distribute a paper version of the magazine we will make those available.
We would like to thank everybody for their participation.
We had the largest number of submissions in the history of the contest.
2020 CONFERENCE CANCELLED
In keeping with the guidelines provided by the Governor and the CDC around social distancing and restricting non-essential travel, NJALL is sorry to announce that the annual conference has been cancelled.
Anyone who has already paid for the conference will receive a full refund. We have stopped processing purchase orders, and will work with organizations that need refunds.
Although nothing can take the place of the community coming together during the conference, we will be hosting a series of free webinars this spring. We will send out information about these webinars in the next few weeks.
In the meantime, NJALL will look to share relevant resources via our website and social media. Please contact us if you have resources to share or concerns you think NJALL should address. Adult education has always prioritized community building and this is a time for us all to work together.
The 2020 NJALL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION