Section 1: Tuesday and Thursday 8:00-10:30 AM
Professor: Lynne Stallings
The aim of this course is to prepare future teachers of K-12 students to understand, recognize and address the language acquisition challenges of non-native English speakers, either in the U.S. or abroad. Students will receive hands-on experience in local schools, familiarizing themselves with the standards for English learners, while they develop and use practical techniques and materials to teach English learners based on second-language acquisition principles. Students will also consider and develop strategies that help English learners acquire the language, academic, and social skills they need in order to become fully participating members of their schools and communities.