Apr 24, 2024  
2018 ACE Catalog - Volume 14 
    
2018 ACE Catalog - Volume 14 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BE5013 - Foundations of ESL and Bilingual Education

Credits: 3
An essential course for all educators, this course provides students with an understanding of the historical, political, social, cultural, and educational concepts and issues that affect linguistically and culturally diverse students in the educational system. A review of local, state, and federal policies regarding entitlement and appropriate school services for English language learners, and important program models are analyzed. Current theories of Second Language Acquisition (SLA), bilingualism, and socio-cultural theories are explored for their pedagogical implications and specific program models within and outside the U.S. are examined for their contributions to student academic achievement.