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Summer 2014 Courses

Project Reach will be offering the following courses for Summer 2014.

Methods of the Teaching of ESL: Includes the basic principles underlying ESL pedagogy, current ESL trends, techniques for teaching students at different levels, and minority students.  Students will review published materials, develop activities, plan lessons, and compile a teaching portfolio.

Undergraduate: ELL 470 (0001) Class Number: 60549
Graduate: ELL 570 (0001) Class Number: 60550
Meeting Date*: June 23 – June 27, 2014 Location: Hitchner Hall 147, University of Maine
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm (M-F) Instructor: Andrea Mercado

Multiculturalism and Diversity: Designed for educators to develop an understanding and appreciation of diversity in all its aspects, develop methods to incorporate multiculturalism into curriculum, and explore diverse approaches to pedagogy.  The inclusion of ethnicity, culture and values reflects the pluralistic nature of the United States and fosters the acceptance and tolerance of ethic, racial or cultural differences.

Undergraduate: ELL 491 (0001) Class Number: 60661
Graduate: ELL 591 (0001) Class Number: 60662
Meeting Date*: July 7 – July 11, 2014 Location: Wabanaki Center Conference Room, 3rd Floor of Dunn Hall, University of Maine
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm (M-F) Instructor: John Mitchell

Curriculum and Development in ESL/EFL Contexts: Intensively reviews curriculum development principles important in contexts where instructional content is made appropriate for language learners. These principles will be applied to develop or adapt a curriculum for a specific ESL or EFL context. Prerequisite: Methods Course (ELL 470/570)

Undergraduate: ELL 475 (0001) Class Number: 60461
Graduate: ELL 575 (0001) Class Number: 60509
Meeting Date*: July 14 – July 18, 2014 Location: Hitchner Hall 147, University of Maine
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm (M-F) Instructor: Andrea Mercado

Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition: Focuses on the understanding of the phonological and grammatical aspects of the English language from the perspective of the ESL teacher and the language learner.   Students will explore various techniques and methods for teaching English grammar and pronunciation as well as analyze the language of non-native speakers through recorded interviews.  Based on the premise that English language teachers must know the intricacies of their own language in order to teach it. Prerequisite: Methods Course (ELL 470/570)

Undergraduate: ELL 485 (0001) Class Number: 60460
Graduate: ELL 585 (0001) Class Number: 60500
Meeting Date*: August 4 – August 8, 2014 Location: Hitchner Hall 147, University of Maine
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm (M-F) Instructor: Arthur (Bart) Weyand


*Class meets face-to-face from 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday with a one-hour lunch break. Three weeks prior to the meeting date the course syllabus will be sent to your email address with pre-course reading assignments, a description of the projects, and information about the “Pre-Course Modules” on Blackboard. The modules include homework assignments that are due on the first meeting day of the course. The syllabus will indicate due dates, four weeks from the last meeting date, for all post-course assignments such as research papers, exams, or theory and practice reflections. Students can contact the instructor or ask questions during the pre and post-course period.


Although students are responsible for covering their own housing and food costs, the University of Maine provides opportunities to secure low-cost housing and food for the duration of your summer course. If you are unable to commute to any of the summer courses, please refer to the information below to assist you in your search for affordable housing accommodations.

Please note that spaces are very limited, so make your reservations well in advance. Rooms are reserved based on a “first come-first serve” basis. To make reservations, complete a Summer Session Housing Application found at Fee for 2014 regular Single Room is $268.00 per week (including $50.00 MaineCard Dining Funds and a MicroFridge). If you have any questions about Summer University housing or dining, please contact or

The following websites will assist you with your stay on campus in Orono.