SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ENSL)
ENSL U708. Introduction to Linguistics (3) An overview of language
and linguistics and their relationship to teaching and learning. Attention
will be given to phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics
as they relate to linguistic theory; to issues of language use; to questions
of language in the social context, particularly in the K-12 classroom; and
to issues of language acquisition and language learning.
ENSL U718. Techniques for Teaching English to K-12 Second Language
Learners (3) Principles and strategies for developing and implementing
effective instruction for K-12 second language learners. Attention will be
given to a variety of philosophies and models for teaching English to second
language learners, variables affecting the learning of English by second
language learners, and learning strategy research. Corequisite: ENSL U760
(1 hour credit).
ENSL U728. Literacy Instruction for K-12 Second Language Learners
(3) Theories of first and second language acquisition and literacy acquisition.
Attention is given to strategies and techniques for guiding second language
learners through the reading and writing process and for assessing progress
in literacy acquisition. Corequisite: ENSL U760 (1-2 hours credit).
ENSL U748. Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Education (3) Impact
of linguistic and cultural differences characterizing US classrooms today.
Attention will be given to issues, challenges, and opportunities for teaching
and learning resulting from diversity. Appropriate curricula, materials,
assessment, and home-school collaboration strategies will be considered.
ENSL U758. Assessment of Second Language Learners (3) Educational
assessment of academic achievement K-12 second language learners.
Content focuses on authentic assessment within the classroom, and includes
psychometric statistics and theory, review of commonly-used standardized
tests, appropriate modification of tests to achieve non-bias, and the
review of legislative, legal, and ethical standards. Corequisite: ENSL U760
(1 hour credit).
ENSL U760. Practicum in Teaching English to K-12 Second Language
Learners (1-3) Clinical experience to prepare teachers to provide effective
teaching/learning experiences for K-12 second language learners. The focus
of the practicum will be the application of principles, guidelines, strategies
and techniques appropriate for K-12 second language learners. Corequisites:
ENSL U718 (1 hour); ENSL U728 (1-2 hours); ENSL U758 (1 hour, may be
repeated up to three times).
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