Academic Calendar 2017/2018 - English as a Second Language, Part I
EDUC 1535 English as a Second Language, Part I
Description:The Additional Qualification: English as a Second Language, Part I is an introductory course. It focuses on developing the skills and knowledge of the teachers in the design, delivery and assessment of English as a Second Language. The course provides teachers with a foundation and understanding of the underlying philosophy related to English as a Second Language. Teachers will explore the theories of language acquisition, examine ESL teaching methodologies and develop awareness and sensitivity to the issues which influence acculturation. This course will appeal to teachers who are interested in enhancing the learning of linguistically and culturally diverse students of all age and grade levels. The course provides opportunities for teachers to develop strategies for integrating ESL/ELD learners into content area classes and classrooms. The theme of providing a climate of equitable and fair participation for culturally and linguistically diverse learners is revisited throughout the course. Successful teachers will be recommended for the Ontario College of Teachers Additional Qualification ESL-1.