Subject: Curriculum Studies
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 2 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Education
Department: Curriculum Studies


This course examines the influences of place, purpose, program design, and proficiency levels on student success in a language education program. Students will take an introspective look at their own language journey and the role of place (including family, community, and environment) in creating an inherent identification with the language(s) of one's childhood. The course analyzes the link between purpose and proficiency using current research on bilingualism, cultural identity, language retention, language loss, and program design. The course concludes with lesson planning that considers the needs of language learners at various stages of proficiency. Students examine ways to use differentiated instruction, assessment, adaptations, resources, and culturally responsive practices to promote language learning.

Prerequisite(s): EFDT 101.3; ECUR 163.3 or ECUR 164.3 or ECUR 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3; and, EPSE 202.3.

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