TED623 Lang. Dev. Methods: Secondary
Lead Faculty: Dr. Robyn A. Hill
Course DescriptionDesigned for single-subject candidates, course focuses on current theories and research in language structure and use, language learning, L1 andamp; L2 development; social, cultural, political, legal, psychological, pedagogic and methodological factors; and application of strategies and techniques of L2 learning across content areas in diverse classrooms.
- Demonstrate graduate level written, communication and presentation skills, including APA formatting skills.
- Demonstrate application of graduate level analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Identify and describe distinct pedagogical, psychological, socio-cultural, political and legal factors that influence teaching and learning of English as well as academic subject matter.
- Explain theories of first and second language development, how first language literacy connects to second language development, and factors providing access to the core curriculum to all students.
- Compare language theories and models; language variations; contrastive/ comparative linguistics; oral and written discourse; and students' linguistic development.
- Discuss the foundations and critical issues of bilingualism.
- Explain the connection between first language literacy and second language development, relationship between native and second language andamp;#8220;Basic interpersonal Communication Skillsandamp;#8221; (BICS) and andamp;#8220;Cognitive Academic Language Proficiencyandamp;#8221;(CALP), and utilize SDAIE techniques to develop students' CALP.
- Identify and describe the most advantageous theories, technologies and practices of English Language Development that could be applied in the classroom.
- Integrate Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) and other methods of ESL instruction into their teaching practice.
- Plan and design a lesson based on state adopted academic content standards that would incorporate a variety of efficient strategies and technologies, sequencing and differentiated instruction to accommodate students' special needs and teaching ESL across the curriculum.
- Apply the most effective classroom management strategies; create a positive climate for learning.
- Use various assessment techniques, quantitative and qualitative methods of evaluation and assessment.
- Teach exemplary lessons in diverse classrooms for students of diverse cultures, ethnicity, races, languages, gender and individuals with special needs.