New Courses in English Language Learner Instruction

| October 8, 2008

Spring 2009

“English Language Learner Instruction” (EDEL 362-01, EDEL 562-01)
Tuesday’s, 4:15-6:45PM
“Second Language Literacy”(EDEL 365-01, EDEL 565-01)
Tuesday's, 7:00-9:30PM
These new courses in English Language Learner instruction are for teachers at all classroom levels and those interested in learning more about theory and practice in a growing field.
“English Language Learner Instruction” is a three credit hour course offered at the
undergraduate and graduate level for students interested in second language acquisition, cultural transmissions, legal requirements for serving English Language Learners (ELL), exploring state content standard for English language proficiency, and learning methodology such as Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol that content
teachers may utilize in instruction with ELL’s. 
“Second Language Literacy” is a three credit hour course offered at the undergraduate and graduate level focusing on the acquisition of literacy at home and at school. The cultural and cognitive aspects of literacy are explored along with the interactions between written and spoken language and between reading and writing. The course addresses current and emerging philosophies and methods on teaching reading to diverse second language learners and to students who are at risk or have disabilities. Topics include a review of text and other materials; strategies for teaching reading and writing skills; and important considerations for transference from first language to second language, as well as a look at the specific needs of struggling adolescent readers.


If you would like additional information, please contact April Thomas at or 513-745-3701. Spring semeter begins on January 12, 2009.