First Seminar for Returning
North American Language
and Culture Assistants
Francisco Ramos, Ph.D.
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
[email protected]
Job Opportunities
Schools:
Teacher
Bilingual coordinator
Title I coordinator
Literacy/Math coach
Resource teacher
Technology teacher
Specific Credentials/Degrees:
Special Education
School Psychologist
Speech & Language Therapist
Viceprincipal/Principal
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Job Opportunities
Adult ESL
Community Colleges
Universities
Translation and Interpretation
School-related Technology projects
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Important Information
Commission on Teacher Credentialing:
Information regarding required teaching credentials:
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/
California Credentialing Examinations:
Information on CBEST, CSET, CTEL, RICA
http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/
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ELLs in the U.S. (NCELA 2007-08)
From 3,470,268 in 1997-1998 to
5,318,164 (Pre-K through 12th grade)
ELLs represent 10.7% of total enrollment
Total enrollment growth since 1997-1998:
8.45%
ELL growth since 1997-1998: 53.3%
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States with Largest Numbers of
ELLs (NCELA, 2007-2008)
States
ELLs
Percentage
California
1,526,036
25%
Texas
701,799
15%
Florida
234,934
11%
New York
213,000
7%
Illinois
175,454
9%
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States with Largest ELL Enrollment
Increase 1994-95/2004-05 (NCELA)
States
Kentucky
Indiana
South Carolina
North Carolina
Tennessee
Alabama
Nebraska
ELLs
11,181
31,956
9,471
70,288
19,355
15,295
16,124
%
1.7%
3.1%
1.3%
5.8%
2.1%
2.1%
5.6%
Growth
417.4%
407.8%
400.8%
371.7%
369.9%
336.8%
301.4%
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Two-Way Immersion: Growth
1962
1
1971
3
1980
9
1990
35
2000
231
2010
367
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Two-Way Immersion: Languages
English-Spanish
344
English-Chinese
11
English-French
7
English-Korean
5
English-Japanese
4
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Two-Way Immersion: Schools
California
Texas
New York
Illinois
New Mexico
Oregon
Florida
Arizona
118
57
29
20
19
13
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10
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International Spanish Academies
Description:
Integrated curriculum English/Spanish
District determines curriculum. Partial instruction in
Spanish
Objectives:
Promote academic success
Development of oral and written competence in English
and Spanish
Promote respect and communication among cultures
Facilitate students’ access to prestigious institutions
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