This course will provide students with the foundational theoretical background and practice-based instructional methods to support the development of content and language for multilingual learners in K-12 classrooms. Topics covered include: programs and policies that support MLLs, second language acquisition theories, sheltered instruction methods, culturally and linguistically responsive teaching, and family and community engagement.
Upon completion of the course, students will:
- Identify the relevant legal and social issues concerning the education of MLLs in the United States
- Recognize the programming options and instructional models to support MLLs in schools
- Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which culture and minoritized status (ethnic, linguistic, cultural, other) impact language acquisition, academic achievement, and identity development.
- Develop instructional plans that support both language and content development