ED-727 : Teaching English Language LearnersPre-K to 12

Academic Level:
Graduate
Department:
Education
Subject:
Education
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
This course provides both an introduction to the principles of second language acquisition, with a focus on linguistics. Developmental factors, and cross-cultural awareness, as well as an introduction to methods in teaching English language learners from pre-K to 12. Techniques for developing the conversation and literacy skills of English language learners in the mainstream classroom will be presented. Participants will practice techniques and learn methods of assessing student proficiency and progress. Participants will learn to availability of school and community resources to assist ELLs in language acquisition and content learning, and ways to promote parental/family involvement in their childrens educational experiences. Because classroom observations are required, students need to have clearances. 3 credits