Students are introduced to TESOL, including its history, current research, and public policy issues, as well as how they relate to instructional practices. Students also learn about portfolio development and NCATE standards. They then apply that classroom knowledge as they complete 40 hours of field experience.
Students examine and discuss theories of first and other language acquisition, processes of language and literacy development, and how they apply to TESOL.
Students study the nature, role and content of culture as it relates to education. This course includes 20 hours of field experience.
Students learn standards-based methods for planning, implementing and managing ESOl and content instruction. Students discuss topics including classroom organization and strategies for developing and integrating English language skills. Students apply those methods as they complete 100 hours of field experience.
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