sei500 | Graduate
Structured English Immersion
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Cultural Influences and Family/Community Engagement
- Differentiate between the diverse populations that make up the EL demographic and the factors influencing their language acquisition.
- Explain the role of cultural competency in English language instruction.
- Examine sociocultural influences on EL students.
- Describe the impact of bilingualism and home language use on EL students.
- Identify inclusive family and community engagement practices for aiding English language acquisition.
Differentiating Instruction for English Learners
- Explore the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework as an approach to English language instruction for diverse learners.
- Modify a lesson based on the UDL principles.
- Identify strategies for adapting content and curricular materials, including technology, for different English language proficiency levels.
Structured English Immersion (SEI) Foundations
- Explain historical events, legislation, and landmark cases that have impacted English language education.
- Discuss current societal trends and issues in English language education.
- Examine basic Structured English Immersion (SEI) terminology.
English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards
- Examine the format and the alignment of the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards to the Arizona English Language Arts Standards (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language).
- Identify strategies for adapting content for students of different English language proficiency levels.
- Compare the progression of skills in the proficiency levels of the ELP Standards.
- Describe language acquisition theoretical principles.
- Identify the elements of language (phonetics, phonology, morphology, lexicon, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics).
- Examine the different elements of language in English Language Development (ELD) and their relationship to the ELP Standards.
- Explain Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS) and Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP).
Identification and Assessment of English Learners
- Explain the process for determining EL program eligibility and other services.
- Identify standard accommodations for assessment available to EL students.
- Differentiate between types of assessments (e.g., diagnostic, formative, and summative).
- Analyze assessment data to track student status, progress, and to differentiate instruction.
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