This course is designed to familiarize students with aspects of curriculum design as they pertain to the education of English language learners. Students will develop appropriate content-area learner goals, as well as design curricula and instruction that facilitates student learning while building upon the students prior knowledge, linguistic diversity, and cultural diversity. Instructional strategies will be developed that promote language development. Assessment methods will be introduced and evaluated to obtain useful information about students' placement, learning, and development. The course structure combines lectures, discussions, required readings, online activities, and a practical application of skills as demonstrated through projects and presentations.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC 505 Intercultural Communication for Educators.
Intercultural Communication for Educators will introduce students to the cultural differences that influence the exchange of meaning between people of different cultural backgrounds. The study of what culture is, where culture comes from, and how culture manifests itself in every day life will be the heart of this course. A myriad of strategies and skills for successfully communicating across cultures in the classroom (as well as other contexts) will be explored and practiced.
Prerequisite(s): Bachelor's degree.