Teaching English Language Learners Part 1 (Elementary Focus)
The Teaching English Language Learners course utilizes the understanding of linguistic and sociocultural backgrounds to provide rich scaffolding and a conceptual framework to guide your teaching practice to meet the needs and development of language proficiency and language acquisition of English language learners in the classroom.
Emphasis will be placed on inclusive practices and social justice issues that build on the foundation of English as a Second Language and English Literacy Development. Theoretical approaches will be examined and applied to engage in meaningful classroom practice that supports the curriculum expectations. The implementation of programming skills, instructional strategies and tools as well as differentiation methods will be an essential component to ensure the success of all English language learners at varying levels of abilities. An examination of second language teaching techniques will provide awareness and advocacy through adaptations of the learning environment catering to the 21st century learning styles.