The process of language learning is not just intellectual, but also social and emotional. Social strategies can help students achieve more effective language learning as well as an understanding of diverse cultures.

Join Michelle Dragalin for this extended session as we explore a variety of social language strategies to meet the needs of students with language delay and second language learners.

Participants will also have an opportunity to design their own content-specific resource that they can immediately use with their students.

Presented by Michelle Dragalin

Michelle Dragalin owns her business “Michelle’s Innovations” and works online as a freelance writer, educator, presenter, curriculum developer, adjunct professor and instructional designer. Michelle has her Ed.S in Education, specializing in Educational technology, M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction. She has multiple certifications in ESL, Mild, Moderate, and Severe (cognitive, emotional, mental, physical ) disabilities.


  • Explain how language learning is different for students with language delay vs. second language learners.
  • Define social language and explain why it is important for students to learn how to converse using the appropriate vocabulary.
  • Use social strategies to design a content-specific resource to meet the needs of students with language delay or second language learners.

Special Technology Instructions

Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this session.


Participants will complete an exit ticket to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate SimpleK12 Certificate of Completion

Learning Credits

CEU 1.00


Viewed a 60 Min On-Demand Course

50 points
On course completion