New York State teachers: Earn CTLE and P credits!
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SPRING SEMESTER 2019: FEB 2 – JUNE 6
This course – Linguistics for Teachers of Emergent Bilinguals – aims to teach teachers about the fundamentals of linguistic knowledge, how a speaker of another language acquires English as a new language, and how to use this knowledge to improve outcomes for English Language Learners in our schools. You will learn about the components of phonology, vocabulary knowledge, syntax, morphology, and pragmatic/conceptual knowledge, and how teachers can tap into students’ linguistic resources to aid learning to speak, read, and write in a new language.
Integrating Foundational Language and Literacy into Content for English Language Learners aims to teach teachers which foundational language and literacy skills – phonemic awareness, decoding, spelling, handwriting, and vocabulary building – emergent bilinguals need to learn to read and write, and how to teach them. You will learn the role these skills play in relation to language acquisition, how literacy acquisition takes place in a new language, and how to use this knowledge to improve outcomes for emergent bilinguals.