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Theoretical Foundations of ESL-Bilingual Education

Course ID: CIEP 471
School:Education, School of
Program: Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Psychology
Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

This course introduces the integral theoretical, historical, political frameworks and ideological constructs that shape the contemporary educational practices for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Content delves into key principles, policies, and practices of language education, including the various models of bilingual education, English as a second language (ESL), English as a foreign language (EFL), and sheltered content instruction. The course builds background of language acquisition theories, key legal precedents, and educational and language policies that influence school programming, assessment, instruction, teaching, and learning. Outcome: Participants will explain how students develop and maintain languages, describe the research basis for bilingual education, and demonstrate how various school stakeholders implement language policies and programs with bilingual students.


Restricted to Graduate of Education Students.

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