EDBL 4320 Bilingual Language Acquisition

This course provides the pre-service bilingual educator with knowledge of first-and second-language acquisition processes and development as it applies to Spanish and English. Application of major language components such as phonetics, semantics, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics will be addressed in both languages. Statewide Spanish language arts and reading curriculum as specified by the TEKS will be addressed for literacy development in grades EC-12. Attention will be given to implementation of instructional methods, materials, and strategies for teaching both English and Spanish. Both formal and informal literacy assessments in Spanish will be explored to assist in planning for effective literacy instruction in Spanish. Authentic children’s literature will be included in this course as a way to promote biliteracy.