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ED 462. Teaching English Learners K-6

Department: Teacher Development
Description: Strategies for teaching English language learners K-6. Impact of identity development, culture, community, and personal experiences on language development; use of technology in language learning.
Prerequisites: 2.75 GPA, ED 315
Corequisites: ED 303, ED 305
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Employ appropriate strategies of second language acquisition to students whose first language is not English.
2. Analyze the power of language to engage students in self-expression, identity development and planned classroom activities.
3. Use literature review to analyze how learning is influenced by a variety of factors, such as individual experiences, talents, prior learning, language, culture, family, community, etc.
4. Integrate students’ personal experiences with examples and issues from diverse cultures that may be in their community or in their readings.
5. Develop classroom activities that compare diverse community or cultural norms.
6. Connect classroom activities to students in the classroom and students with other cultural experiences.
7. Communicate multiple perspectives to the discussion of subject matter, including attention to a student's personal, family, and community experiences and cultural norms.
8. Analyze how cultural and gender differences can impact communication in the classroom.
9. Apply appropriate technology to assist and empower learners with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, and abilities.

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