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Teaching English as Second or Other Language (EDU-360)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

March 2021 - Present.

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Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: explain how cultural differences may affect the way your students respond to you and to your efforts to teach them; describe policy trends affecting English learner education; discuss theories that have been proposed to explain first and second language acquisition; explain how social, emotional, cultural, and educational factors interact to influence English language development in school; explain how curriculum standards may be applied in classrooms serving English learners; describe how to differentiate instruction to meet the varied needs of English learners; explain how English learners are assessed and for what purposes; give classroom examples of new literacies, and discuss how they can be used to benefit English learners; describe strategies that promote oral, vocabulary, literacy, and writing language development for English language learners; investigate classroom strategies that promote English learners’ early literacy development; analyze assessment strategies to determine students’ progress in English language acquisition; describe strategies that promote content area reading comprehension and writing; and explain how to differentiate instruction for English learners.

Teaching English as Second or Other Language (EDU-360) will teach participants strategies and best practices for teaching English as a second or other language. Course participants will examine the factors that influence language and language acquisition. They will also learn about the population of English language learners (ELLs) in schools in the United States and their experiences. The readings and practice materials included in this course are designed to develop the skills that are necessary to effectively support ELL’s and implement best practices in ESOL education. Students will gain a deeper understanding oral language development and the process of learning to read and write in a foreign language. Additionally, students will explore strategies for supporting ELLs in content area reading and writing.

Credit Recommendation:
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education or Teaching English as a Second Language. (5/21).