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2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ESL606 Methods Instruction for English Language Learners (3 cr.)

Prerequisite(s): ESL600  
This course covers historical, recent, and innovative methods, theories, and models of instruction for English language learners. Instructional design approaches for listening, speaking, reading, and writing consider culture, language and educational backgrounds, individual differences, and English level. Emphasis is on teaching English through academic content and collaboration with mainstream staff.

Upon completion of the course students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Use multiple forms of instructional approaches to address different learning styles, background experiences, and performance modes of English language learners (ELLs). B1, SMU1, (K, A)
  2. Adopt appropriate learning materials and adapt teaching strategies to meet the needs of ELLs in a K-12 school setting. B2, SMU1, (K)
  3. Plan with other professionals to improve the quality of educational services provided to ELLs. D4, SMU3, (K)
  4. Compare the differences between literacy development in the first language and the second language, and the implications of these differences when teaching ELLs. E1, SMU4, (K)
  5. Design strategies to develop communication skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing as important factors in academic success across the curriculum. E2, SMU4, (K)
  6. Apply a variety of communication techniques when teaching and use verbal, nonverbal, multimedia, and other technology-based resources that enhance student learning. E3, SMU4, (K)
  7. Develop curriculum goals and purposes based on the central concepts of ESL. J3, SMU9, (K)
  8. Apply instructional strategies and materials to achieve student understanding and learning. J3, SMU9, (K) 
  9. Align district, school, and department mission and goals in program planning. J4, SMU9, (K, A)
  10. Formulate plans to involve representatives of business, industry, and community organizations as active partners in creating educational opportunities. J4, SMU9, (K)
  11. Apply the standards of effective practice in teaching students through a variety of early and ongoing clinical experiences with kindergarten and primary, intermediate, and middle level and high school students within a range of educational programming models. J8, SMU9, (K)
  12. Evaluate research on English language learning.

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