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This course is designed to familiarize students with the learning processes of English language learners, including their understanding of the new culture and its educational system. Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic federal and state laws related to limited English proficient students, as well as demonstrate knowledge of ways to create linkages with students' families that enhance their educational experiences. Practicum experiences will allow students to engage in reflective thinking by analyzing, evaluating, and strengthening their professional practice. The course structure combines lectures, discussions, required readings, practicum experiences, and a practical application of skills.