2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Introduction to Linguistics and Literacy Development for ELLs


Winter 2012 quarter

Grace Huerta qualitative research methods, policy studies
Fields of Study
Preparatory for studies or careers in
Teaching, educzation, further work in ELL
This course has two purposes: (1) to focus on teaching applications in grades PreK-12/adult settings, and (2) to meet Washington state and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) endorsement standards for teacher preparation.  Linguistics & Literacy Development offers an introduction to language as a system, with a focus on teaching English as a second language to students in grades PreK-12 and adults. Among the topics addressed are English phonology, morphology, and syntax. In this course, we examine the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the domains of functional, academic and critical literacies. Strategies for teaching grammar such as verb tenses, articles, possessives and prepositions will also be explored. Because language and literacy are the foundation of students' academic achievement, this course focuses on teachers' curriculum design and the selection of language methods for students with various levels of English proficiency.

Advertised Schedule
5-9p; Wed.
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
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Undergraduate Credit Option
Requires Program Director Approval
Offered During