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Curriculum for ESL Students

Course Number: 
EDU-682
Minimum Credits: 
3
Designed to assist teachers in working with English Language Learners in the standard mainstream classroom or ESL classroom. Teachers will learn to apply strategies that increase comprehension and language usage for the English language learner. Sheltered Instruction will be presented as a means for making grade-level academic content (e.g. science, social studies, math) more accessible for English Language Learners while at the same time promoting language development. At the conclusion of this course the student will be able to: apply sheltered instruction approaches to second language teaching; apply sheltered instruction approaches to academic settings; experiment with strategies for the negotiation of meaning in the classroom; use the sheltered instruction model as a framework for designing and delivering instruction in a way that compliments other instructional approaches.