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ESOLĀ 502 Focus on Culture and Community in Teaching ESOL Students

Content: Understanding the student within the context of his or her environment. The first part of the course focuses on cultural factors that influence learning and their implications for instruction. The latter part of the course examines the involvement of significant individuals in a child's academic programs and explores barriers to family involvement. Introduces cross-cultural pre-referral screening tools for gifted and special-needs English-language learners. Participants develop strategies for establishing positive school, family, and community partnerships and explore tools for combating racism and bias in schools.
Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 3 semester hours.

Reading Intervention Endorsement

...634 or ESOL 507 / ESOL 607 is considered the foundation course and READ 502 / READ...