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2020-2021 Catalog
TSL 6245: ESOL Language and Literacy Development

Course Description for ESOL Language and Literacy Development

TSL6245: ESOL Language and Literacy Development

Description: This course provides a comprehensive overview of the important theories and research in language and literacy development and their teaching implications for English language learners (ELLs) and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), bi-/multi-lingual, or heritage language learners , with major emphasis on second language (L2) language and literacy development. It examines various factors that influence ESOL language and literacy development including first language (L1) influence. It explores various teaching and assessment strategies that will help teachers maximize the learning potentials of ESOL learners.