eld506 | Graduate
Understanding Language Acquisition And Cognition
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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English Learner Instructional Strategies
- Identify typical vocabulary and word formation difficulties and grammar-related communication difficulties of linguistically diverse students.
- Determine strategies to improve reading comprehension of linguistically diverse students.
- Analyze the origin, structure, and function of dialects and their effect on classroom instruction.
Grammatical and Pragmatic Aspects of Language
- Define the term morpheme and the rules of word formation.
- Explain the use of morphemes to create meaningful words.
- Examine the properties of semantics.
- Analyze sentence structures and phrase meanings.
- Compare and contrast the use of pragmatics in a variety of social contexts.
Learning Styles and Their Implications for English Learner Classrooms
- Analyze processing styles, learning styles, and communication strategies of English learners.
Relationship of Culture to Language Learning
- Identify the relationship between language and culture and its impact on English learner instruction in alternative language service programs.
Secondary Language Acquisition for the English Learner
- Review the major theories of second language acquisition.
- Define the semantics and pragmatics of language acquisition.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of English as a second language in alternative language services.
- Apply the nature and process of language acquisition to classroom instructional methods and materials.
Phonetics and Phonology
- Describe articulation of vowel production.
- Identify a variety of suprasegmental features.
- Identify speech sounds and alphabetic principles.
- Analyze articulatory phonetics of consonant formation.
- Examine rules of phonology, pronunciation of morphemes, and phonemes.
Cognitive and Affective Language Learning Theory
- Examine oral and written language acquisition strategies for primary and second language learning as they relate to different age and proficiency levels.
- Analyze the integrated nature of cognitive and affective language development, including social, regional, and functional factors.
Sociocultural Factors in the Classroom
- Explore sociocultural factors in the classroom, including stereotypes, attitudes, acculturation, and classroom culture.
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