Counseling gifted students to help them achieve their talents requires skillful coaching and motivational address of the students in their care. This course will teach the background and legal requirements of ESOL programs for both state and federal requirements in order to effectively support students’ academic track toward college and career choices. Participants will examine multiple self-concept and motivational strategies, practice with motivational technique geared specifically for ESOL students to guide them throughout a responsible college and career track.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Counsel, advise, and support students in their development of language proficiencies.
  • Use and apply enhanced counseling and communication skills to support students at home, in the classroom, and throughout their academic track.
  • Recognize and paraphrase the differences among language proficiencies in native tongue and in English through the administration of aptitude testing, learning styles inventories, interest inventories, and application of multiple intelligences theories.
  • Support student development as it flows into and out of district and school curriculum.
  • Assist students and their families in support of academic achievement, social and emotional interferences to academic achievement and college and career readiness.
  • Assist students in advanced placement, career exploration, development of LEP plans, LEP Student Plans, and academic readiness for higher education.
  • Develop support strategies for all instructional and academic needs for LEP students.
  • Develop strategies for LEP family outreach.
  • Develop strategies for community outreach on behalf of LEP students.
  • Build the capacity of LEP students in accessing and utilizing resources for personal and academic gain in furtherance of a responsible and appropriate academic track beyond the classroom.

This course is 60 hours