2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Foundations of English Language Teaching: ELLs, Family and Community

Summer quarter

Faculty: Grace Huerta education, policy studies

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40242 (4 UG) First Session; 40250 (4 GR) First Session  Conditions Formally accepted into the Master of Education or ELL Endorsement sequence or signature of the Director of Teacher Education  

Credits: 4(Su)

Class Standing: Graduate

Offered During: Day


In this survey course, participants explore the role of family and community in language acquisition and identity formation among English language learners (ELLs). We examine how certain contextual factors impact the educational process for ELLs, such as history,political climate, school policies and programming. Students will also critically evaluate issues of socioeconomic status, race, religion, class,national origin, disability, gender, and immigration history specific to ELLs.Class discourse will focus on these principal topics:

  • The history of second language education in the United States
  • The role of dominant and minority communities/culture in the identity formation of English learners
  • The engagement in dialogue with families of English learners 
  • Collaboration between communities and educators 
  • Funds of knowledge 
  • Applying family and community knowledge in school policy, K-12 curriculum and classroom structure.


Maximum Enrollment: 20

Advertised Schedule: 1-5p Mon/Wed

Undergraduate Credit Option: Requires Program Director Approval

Preparatory for studies or careers in: Teaching, curriculum development, community-based work

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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