Enhance and expand your knowledge and skills for effective teaching of the fast-growing population of English language learners.
In this 18-credit program, you will learn effective ways to teach, assess, and advocate for English language learners with this online certificate program. The course of study offers a theoretical foundation, practical and research-based strategies, and current technologies for culturally responsive teaching. The program is aligned with TESOL standards and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) domains, and meets endorsement requirements for multiple U.S. states.
This course takes a practical approach to the study of linguistics and English as a new language with implications for teaching ESL, reading, writing, spelling, phonics, and grammar in monolingual or multilingual contexts. The basic nature of language, first language acquisition, language variation, language change, and the relations of language to society and culture are explored. The course focuses on the development of linguistic foundational knowledge elements such as phonology, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics that informs planning for teaching first or second language. Structural and semantic differences between the students first and English as a new language are examined and used in planning for learning.
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