Course Title: ESOL Issues and Strategies I

Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to introduce the underlying theories and practices of teaching ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages). The goal of this course is to develop the foundation of knowledge necessary to prepare educators to understand the concepts upon which second language acquisition are based as well as the impact these concepts will have on instruction. The following areas will be addressed in the course: linguistics, effective strategies/methods and curriculum to reach linguistically and culturally diverse students, multicultural education, linguistic and cultural issues in the area of assessment. The course will address the Consent Decree and the implications it has for students and teachers. This course requires a field experience in the public schools with at least one ESOL student. This course is a full term 15 week class offered during the FA and SP terms.

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