This course is for people interested in teaching in schools and/or community agencies serving multilingual populations. Topics include: theories of first and second language acquisition, translanguaging, language policies and laws, strategies for teaching academic content to emerging bilinguals in mainstream classroom, creating classroom/school cultures that invite all students into learning, and the role of advocacy and professional collaboration in linguistically diverse public schools. In addition to designing and exploring a variety of teaching activities and techniques, students conduct a rich collection of field assignments including interviewing bi-/multilingual adults; visiting community agencies; and collaboratively designing community engagement activities.
Section Comments: Hybrid course. Meets in person Aug. 30, Sept. 13 & 27, Oct. 11 & 25, Nov. 8 & 29, Dec. 6 [last class in person]
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman, Sophomore