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Language Development for Secondary Settings


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Course level: Graduate

This course examines second language acquisition theories, strategies, and the nature of cognitive and affective language development to assist the secondary teacher of the English language learner student. The course focuses on language acquisition development within alternative language service programs and it provides the basis for effective instructional strategies including methods, techniques, and materials to be used with linguistically diverse secondary students. It examines the critical elements of learning issues associated with linguistically diverse students, including the learning styles and interconnected variables that interact in second language learning, thought processes, and the relationship to content mastery. The course also focuses on the structure and use of the English language to ensure oral and written accuracy and correct punctuation and intonation for those working with linguistically diverse secondary populations.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Second Language Acquisition & Cognitive and Affective Language Learning Theory

Language Acquisition & Sociocultural and Language Factors for Secondary ELL Students

ELL Instructional Strategies in the Classrooms

Learning Styles, Support & Community Resources for Teaching Secondary ELL Students


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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