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ENGL 463. ESL and Culture

Credits: 3
Department: English
Description: Preparation of ESL teachers for the multicultural experience of the ESL classroom. Original research in schooling across cultures and on the teaching of culture in ESL.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identity how a first culture influences one's speech, behavior, and thinking.
2. Collaborate to compare, analyze and summarize similarities and differences between a first and a second culture for at least on item of comparison.
3. Identify and report on the historical, social, and political aspects of language and cultural patterns in the United States and how they influence second language instruction.
4. Identify and compare cultural differences in social and educational contexts to ensure and enable an inclusive learning environments where learner from a variety of cultural backgrounds can meet high standards.
5. Design and prepare strategies for cross-cultural instruction and learning so that students from all cultural backgrounds have equal access to the curriculum.
6. Collaborate to identity, select, plan and prepare a lesson on intercultural communicative competence in educational settings.

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