2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Introduction to Linguistics and Literacy Development for ELLs

Winter quarter

Faculty: Grace Huerta education, policy studies

Winter: CRN (Credit) Level 20225 (4 GR)  Conditions Students must have successfully completed Foundations of English Language Teaching and Language Acquisition theory or have the signature of the Director of Teacher Education to enroll in this class  

Credits: 4(W)

Class Standing: Graduate

Offered During: Evening


This course has two purposes: (1) to focus on teaching applications in grades PreK-12/adult settings, and (2) to meet Washington state and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) endorsement standards for teacher preparation.  Linguistics & Literacy Development offers an introduction to language as a system, with a focus on teaching English as a second language to students in grades PreK-12 and adults. Among the topics addressed are English phonology, morphology, and syntax. In this course, we examine the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the domains of functional, academic and critical literacies. Strategies for teaching grammar such as verb tenses, articles, possessives and prepositions will also be explored. Because language and literacy are the foundation of students’ academic achievement, this course focuses on teachers’ curriculum design and the selection of language methods for students with various levels of English proficiency. 

Maximum Enrollment: 20

Advertised Schedule: 5-9p; Wed.

Undergraduate Credit Option: Requires Program Director Approval

Preparatory for studies or careers in: Teaching, education, further work in ELL

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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