Full course description
In this course, candidates will know and apply pedagogical theories, principles, and instructional practices for comprehensive instruction of English learners including students that are non-verbal. Candidates will be instructed on assessment techniques that allow them to assess students who are English learners with disabilities, and to distinguish between language acquisition and disability. Candidates will gain knowledge in specialized instructional methods for English Language Development for students with disabilities. Candidates will apply theories, principles, and instructional practices for English Language Development leading to comprehensive literacy in English. They will become familiar with the philosophy, design, goals, and characteristics of programs for English language development, including structured English immersion. Candidates will learn the various types of instructional program that addresses the California English Language Development Standards, facilitates English language development, and reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, that logically progresses to grade level reading/language arts program for English speakers. Candidates will be given the tools to draw upon information about students’ backgrounds and prior learning, including students’ assessed levels of English proficiency and literacy, and native language, to provide instruction differentiated to students’ language abilities. Candidates will know and be able to apply pedagogical theories, principles and practices for the development of academic language, comprehension, and knowledge in the subjects of the core curriculum. They will use systematic instructional strategies, including contextualizing key concepts, to make grade-appropriate curriculum content comprehensible to English learners.