EDES 414 Theories and Policies of Second Language Acquisition
3 semester hours
Course content includes theoretical perspectives in first and second language learning, language teaching methodologies, assessment, identification, and program placement for Limited English Proficient students. The course provides an introduction to instructional strategies including English Language Development (ELD), Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE), and cooperative learning. Historical, political, legal, and social factors related to second language acquisition are addressed, including the history of bilingual education; federal, state, and local legislation; bilingual education models; and the role of parents and paraprofessionals in English language development. Fieldwork in a setting with English language learners is a required component of this class.
Sophomore or higher standing required.