tesol570 | Graduate

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This course is designed to introduce participants to the history, law, and theory of education for English language learners. Participants identify effective instructional models and teaching practices that define aspects of multicultural education. Participants also develop programs, instruction, and materials for English language learners. Issues associated with the interdependent relationship between teaching and assessments are also addressed.

This graduate-level course is 4 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 4 weeks

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    Language Acquisition Methodologies for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

    • Describe the stages of language acquisition.
    • Explain the issues that impact language acquisition.
    • Apply appropriate instructional methods for TESOL.
    • Analyze the characteristics of a language-rich environment.
    • Identify principles of student-centered learning.

    Content Area Instruction and Assessment

    • Explain how to use the thematic approach to teach English language learners in content areas.
    • Identify the role of culture in math and science.
    • Apply multiple perspectives in teaching social studies.
    • Analyze the types and purposes of assessment for English language learners.

    Programs of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

    • Compare TESOL program models.
    • Identify principles of effective TESOL programs.
    • Incorporate cultural themes into TESOL programs.
    • Integrate appropriate technology into TESOL programs.

    History, Law, and Theory; Cultural Diversity

    • Identify the cultural, social, linguistic, and academic issues facing English language learners.
    • Summarize the historical and legal aspects of teaching English language learners.
    • Explain the educational theories and principles of teaching English language learners.
    • Define multicultural education.
    • Describe the processes in the development of cultural identity.
    • Explain the role of culture in language minority students’ achievement.
    • Analyze the influence of cultural diversity on instructional programs.
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