Foundations of Teaching English as a Second Language: Research and Practice

EDU 6517 4 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Reviews the basics of language acquisition theory and strategies for incorporating academic vocabulary into content instruction and assessment of language proficiency. Joins theory to practice by introducing students to current instructional research and practice and includes fieldwork. Offers participants an opportunity to begin to learn how to translate theory into practical strategies for teaching content in culturally sensitive ways using the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP), World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) standards, and the Common Core. Every educator shares the responsibility for ensuring that students who are in the process of learning English have every opportunity to increase their understanding of the content. This requires understanding the cultural context of each student’s background and the level of their progress in English-language acquisition.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


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There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
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  • Winter Graduate
    Jan 8, 2018 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Feb 19, 2018 (6-week classes)

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