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Course level: Continuing Teacher Education
This course introduces K-12 educators to the nature, structure, and acquisition of language. Participants study the first and second language acquisition process, the cultural implication of language and classroom instruction, and the integration of theory and practices including assessment and phonology, morphology, and syntax of English. Participants apply linguistic theory through instructional methods to support the English language learner. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky. Effective 1/1/20, the University of Phoenix (UOPX) is no longer an approved TESOL program provider in the state of New Mexico. Individuals enrolling in UOPX TESOL courses will NOT satisfy course requirements for the NM TESOL endorsement. If you are located in a state other than New Mexico, please contact your Department of Education to determine if the TESOL courses will be accepted.
What you'll learn
Course skills and outcomes
- Identify the role and application of linguistic knowledge in teaching language.
- Explain the phases of language development.
- Illustrate theories of language acquisition.
- Compare first and second language acquisition.
- Identify the mechanisms of language acquisition.
- Apply the developmental stages of language acquisition to instructional methods.
Grammatical Aspects of Language
- Contrast different types of grammar.
- Identify various sound patterns of language.
- Identify the communication needs of English language learners.
- Explain morphology as it applies to language instruction.
- Analyze rules of syntax and the implications for English language learners.
- Explain phonology as it applies to language instruction.
- Define multicultural education as it relates to language acquisition.
- Describe how to support students as their cultural identities change.
- Describe the social and cultural needs of students learning English.
- Determine methods to reduce prejudice and discrimination in multicultural classrooms.
- Enhance the academic achievement of diverse students.
Instruction and Assessment
- Explain basic assessment concepts and types that measure language acquisition.
- Evaluate the assessment of diverse students at local, state, and national levels.
- Illustrate the connections between instructional methods and assessments.
- Explain the needs of English language learners in content assessments.