EDRL 471 Theory and Practice for Academic English Language Development

Demonstrate knowledge of theoretical foundations of first and second language acquisition; develop or increase understanding of the complexities of individual, linguistic, sociocultural, educational, and political factors involved in the acquisition of a second language in school settings; develop or increase sensitivity to appreciation of and respect for the diverse backgrounds of second language learners; appropriately infer from second language acquisition theories and articulate clearly a theory-based personal teaching philosophy and pedagogy for second language teaching; develop a reflective attitude towards teaching a systematic reflectivity enables novice and experience teachers to select appropriate methodologies to meeting the needs of their students.