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Fall 2014

WL ED 444 Language, Culture, and the Classroom (3 credits)

This course will examine issues of language and culture in the classroom. Focus will be placed on developing cross-cultural competence (in the classroom, with families, etc.). This course is intended to provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on the mutual impact of language and culture in the learning experiences of language minority students. It will explore culturally and linguistically diverse students' assets as educators begin to critically reflect upon how to extract such rich knowledge possessed by their students.

Dates: September 25, 30, October 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 2014

Time: 4:30-9:00 p.m. Thursday in-class sessions (Tuesday online sessions)

Location: Wilson High School

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WL ED 400 Foundations of Language in Second Language Teaching (3 credits)

This course is designed to give second language teachers a critical understanding of basic concepts and principles in second language acquisition and teaching. The core of the course explicates processes of language acquisition viewed from major theories of first and second language acquisition and common issues within these major theories are presented and debated.

Dates: October 23, 28, 30 and November 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 2014

Time: 4:30-9:00 p.m. Thursday in-class sessions (Tuesday online sessions)

Location: Wilson High School

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SPRING 2015

APLNG 493 Teaching English as a Second Language (3 credits)

This course focuses on the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. Specifically, the course explores the multi-dimensional nature of the teacher as a learner of teaching, the contexts within which teaching occurs, and the activities and content of second language teaching and learning.

Dates: January 29 and February 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 2015

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Thursday in-class sessions (Tuesday online sessions)

Location: Wilson High School

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WL ED 483 Evaluating Schools Performances and Programs with ELLs

From an ESL assessment perspective, emphases are given to developing and using varieties of multiple assessments for levels/stages of language proficiency, acquisition, and social and subject matter learning. PDE approved assessment, curricular and instructional adaptations for assessing and evaluating ESL students, development and use of ESL/Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and administration, scoring, interpretation and classroom usage using the five approved PDE ESL assessment instruments are emphasized.

Dates: March 19, 24, 26 and April 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 2015

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Thursday in-class sessions (Tuesday online sessions)

Location: Wilson High School

Register by completing and mailing the enrollment form to PSU Berks CE >>


Summer 2015

APLNG 493 Teaching English as a Second Language (3 credits)

This course focuses on the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. Specifically, the course explores the multi-dimensional nature of the teacher as a learner of teaching, the contexts within which teaching occurs, and the activities and content of second language teaching and learning.

Dates: July 13-16 and 27-30, 2015

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. In-class sessions (July 13, 15, 27, 29) Online sessions (July 14, 16, 28, 30)

Location: Wilson High School

Register by completing and mailing the enrollment form to PSU Berks CE >>

 

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