Teaching Young English-Language Learners

EDUC X 321.246

This online course covers the practical application of key research and theory on first- and second-language acquisition for children from 0-5 years old.

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What you can learn.

  • Apply principles of second language learning in young children
  • Develop an English language learner lesson plan
  • Understand the cultural values that impact second language development
  • Identify strategies to connect first and second languages

About this course:

This course focuses on the practical application of research and theory about children’s multilingual language acquisition from birth to six years. Participants will learn to create a welcoming classroom culture for children with diverse identities and experiences and to develop effective teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of young English language learners. Participants will explore how to offer a developmentally, linguistically, and culturally appropriate classroom ecology that honors families and supports English language development. The course specifically addresses techniques for language transfer, maintaining home language strength, supporting biliteracy, and engaging children’s families to enrich the language and cultural experience in the curriculum and in the classroom.

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This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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