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Bilingualism, literacy and schooling


In this seminar course, we will devote time inside of class and in our local community to the study of bilingualism and literacy development in immigrant school-aged children and youth. Although we will focus on teaching English literacy to students, we will consider ways to do so that honor students' home languages and cultures. We will meet one afternoon per week (Tuesdays, 1:40-4:20pm) to discuss theoretical and practice-oriented research literature.  Students will also be required to commit either Mondays or Wednesdays (3:30-4:20) to tutoring ELLs at Cornelius Elementary School.  Although not required, a background in second language acquisition, psychology, and/or sociology is recommended.

Satisfies a minor requirement in Educational Studies

Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought requirement

Satisfies the Cultural diversity requirement