EDSL 4300 Language and Literacy for Teachers of English Language Learners (ELL)

This course promotes understanding of fundamental language concepts, the structure and conventions of the English language, and the processes of first-and second-language acquisition. In order to promote students’ language development in English, the factors that affect ESL students’ learning of academic content, language, and culture are addressed. A particular focus of this course relates to language proficiency levels of English learners based on the ELPS descriptors.