2008-2009 English as a Second Language Courses

ESL

320

ESL, Family and Community

(3)

This course introduces students to concepts of cultural diversity and ways to involve families and communities in education. Students will develop a deeper understanding of their own cultural identity. Through hands on experiences, students will learn about communities in which they work and to involve families and communities in schooling. Students will learn historical and legal approaches to English as a Second Language.

 

ESL

321

Foundations of ESL Instruction

(3)

This course is designed to introduce students to theories that undergird scholarship and practice of ESL teachers and learners. The readings will guide students toward a critical perspective of how the teaching and learning process may marginalize students whose primary language is not English. As students learn more about families through a community field experience attached to this course, they will dialogue about how these experiences relate to the theories they are reading.

 

ESL

322

Language Acquisition and Assessment

(3)

Students will become familiar with language acquisition, language acquisition theories and assessment of language acquisition in the classroom. Students will examine specific program assessments for students and cultural influences on assessment.

 

ESL

323

ESL Methods I

(3)

This course will address second language acquisition theories and research based principles of instruction as they relate to second language learners. Students will explore and apply methodologies and strategies to promote comprehensible learning in reading and language arts for early childhood, elementary, secondary, and adult second language learners.

 

ESL

324

ESL Methods II: Content and Assessment

(3)

Students will explore and apply methodologies and strategies to promote comprehensible learning and assessment of curriculum for early childhood, elementary, secondary, and adult second language learners.

 

ESL 325 Assessment for ELL in Content Areas (3)
Students will explore the integration of language learning into content instruction to provide opportunities for learners to acquire a new language through the study of academic disciplines. Students will apply skills learned in the ESL Methods I and II courses to monitor K–12 student comprehension, organize content courses, and design realistic assessments for secondary and adult second language learners.