EDSL 4310 Pedagogy and Assessment for Teachers of English Language Learners (ELL)

The primary focus of this course is planning and implementing effective, developmentally-appropriate ESL instruction. Foundations of ESL education and the factors that contribute to an effective multicultural and multilingual environment are taught. ESL teaching methods include theoretical bases, concepts, and research related to first- and second-language development. Formal and informal assessment procedures and instruments are taught. Family and community advocacy is addressed through required course practicum.