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The Teaching of English as a New Language

After a review of second language acquisition theories, this course will address the teaching of reading, writing, and content areas through a second language. Students will examine how children learn to read and write in the first language and what the differences and similarities are when they read and write in a second language. The focus will be on the methodology of teaching a second language, appropriate second language materials, effective class organization for a second language classroom, and lesson planning that involves all of these components, including assessment. One of the requirements of this course is individual work with second language learners. Prerequisites: EDUC 537 and EDUC 561 or permission of instructor.