EDU 518 Second Language Acquisitionand Development

This course will help teacher educators better understand second language acquisition (SLA) in order to help them with their lesson planning and delivery in instructing English language learners (ELLs). Students will become knowledgeable about the various social, psychological, and linguistic theories and approaches to SLA and be able to apply this knowledge to their teaching practices. This course will also explore first language acquisition, developmental stages of SLA, as well as present the various individual factors which help to explain differences between and within language learners. Since ELLs are diverse, and their language learning needs are specific to themselves, educators must understand the various means and ways in which languages are learned and acquired in order to be reflective, responsive practitioners.




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