Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Minor

Summary

The minor prepares undergraduate students to teach English learners in a variety of U.S. and international contexts, including K-12 and higher education.

Catalog Year

2020-2021

Degree

Minor

Credits

16

Locations

Mankato

Accreditation

Program Requirements

Core

Introduction to theory and best practices of teaching second language listening and speaking to a variety of English learners in multiple contexts.

Prerequisites: none

Introduction to theory and best practices of teaching second language grammar and vocabulary to a variety of English learners in multiple contexts - specifically focusing on content based teaching practices.

Prerequisites: none

Introduction to theories and classroom practices that have shaped second language teaching and learning. Topics of study focus on prominent second language learning/acquisition theories, individual and sociocultural factors in language learning, technology-based resources that enhance language learning, as well as practical issues and applications of theory in a wide range of instructional contexts.

Prerequisites: none

Introduction to theory and best practices of teaching second language reading and writing to a variety of English learners in multiple contexts.

Prerequisites: none

Restricted Electives

This course explores state and federal legislation affecting EL programs, current models of EL program delivery, and Minnesota State Standards and standardized testing. Additionally, the course develops the ability to understand the needs of and communicate with students, families, and program members within the context of their environments such as school, family, and community.

Prerequisites: none

Choose 0 - 6 Credit(s). Courses required only for students seeking K-12 ESL licensure.

This course introduces students to the role of culture and language in education. Topics of study focus on diverse student populations, particularly language learners, in American schools, providing an understanding that every individual is a member of many communities and is influenced by a host of different cultural markers, such as language, race, ethnicity, regionalism, social class, gender, and other differences.

Prerequisites: none

This course explores state and federal legislation affecting EL programs, current models of EL program delivery, and Minnesota State Standards and standardized testing. Additionally, the course develops the ability to understand the needs of and communicate with students, families, and program members within the context of their environments such as school, family, and community.

Prerequisites: none