Multilingual Education Courses 2012-2013
Content Instruction for English Language Learners
Explores cultural and linguistic factors affecting academic development of ELL students. Develops skills for planning lessons in mathematics, science, social studies, and literacy with content and English learning objectives. Emphasizes adaptation of materials for ELLs and assessment of learning in both English and academic content.
Supporting Second Language Acquisition
Surveys second language learning processes and strategies for teaching English to bilingual students. Examines second language acquisition theories and concepts Emphasizes creating effective language learning environments and assessment practices.MLE 535
Second Language Acquisition and Assessment
Examines processes through which children learn English as a second language. Explores stages of second language acquisition. Introduces multiple dimensions of language proficiency. Develops competency in administering the Massachusetts English Language Assessment-Oral (MELA-O) and other assessments for English language learners.