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Reading in the Bilingual/English as a Second Language (ESL) Classroom

This course is designed to expose students to current debates over various perception of what constitutes literacy, especially in regard to education English language learners (ELLs). Class participants will critically analyze reading theories and research in reference to bilingual and ESL reading practices. As part of this overview, participants will analyze a number of reading approaches and methods, including sociocultural and psycholinguistic orientations toward literacy development, bilingualism, and second language reading development. The course will also examine informal language, literacy assessment of ELLS, and current implementation of the Massachusetts state-defined English language arts framework and ESL standards. Finally, participants will study and evaluate current L2 reading instructional and informal assessment methodologies and strategies in light of current research and theory.

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2018 Spring

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 9422 Th
7:00 - 9:45 pm
Bartolome,Lilia Y02-2100
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 01/22/2018 - 05/09/2018
Capacity: 15
Enrolled: 5
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
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