English Learner Methodologies in a Diverse Classroom
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook
   

ED 331 - English Learner Methodologies in a Diverse Classroom

3 Unit(s)
This course focuses on the unique needs of English language learners and children with special needs. Candidates explore language, literacy, and content acquisitions for English learners through readings, discussions, activities, reflection and classroom observations. Instruction focus on the historical, theoretical, and practical aspects of English Language Development (ELD) and Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) to elementary students in a diverse classroom. Emphasis is on incorporating state Frameworks and ELD standards into a program that also draws on children's real-life experiences and knowledge about language and literacy. In an environment that parallels that of a dynamic elementary school classroom, students will explore language, literacy, and content acquisition for English learners through readings, discussions, activities, reflection, and classroom observations. The unique needs of English language learners and children with special needs will be addressed throughout the course. Key topics include primary and second language acquisition, the role of language in learning, SDAIE strategies, integrating language development into lesson planning, language learning, assessment, differentiation of instruction, analysis of classroom discourse and how first language literacy connects to second language development. TPA 1 is introduced here in ED 531 . Prerequisite(s): ED 330  




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