2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Foundations of English Language Teaching: ELLs, Family and Community


Summer 2011 quarter

Grace Huerta qualitative research methods, policy studies
Fields of Study
Preparatory for studies or careers in
Teaching, curriculum development, community-based work

In this survey course, participants explore the role of family and community in language acquisition and identity formation among English language learners (ELLs). We examine how certain contextual factors impact the educational process for ELLs, such as history,political climate, school policies and programming. Students will also critically evaluate issues of socioeconomic status, race, religion, class,national origin, disability, gender, and immigration history specific to ELLs.Class discourse will focus on these principal topics:

  • The history of language education in the United States
  • The role of dominant and minority communities/culture in the identity formation of English learners
  • The engagement in dialogue with families of English learners 
  • Collaboration between communities and educators 
  • Funds of knowledge 
  • Knowledge of ELL school policy, program models, K-12 curriculum and classroom structure.


Advertised Schedule
1-5p Mon/Wed
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Undergraduate Credit Option
Requires Program Director Approval
Offered During