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TSL3080 ESOL Issues and Strategies I

This course is designed to introduce the underlying theories and practices of teaching ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages). The goal of this course is to develop the foundation of knowledge necessary to prepare educators to understand the concepts upon which second language acquisition are based. The following areas are addressed in the course: linguistics, effective strategies/methods and curriculum to reach linguistically and culturally diverse students, multicultural education, linguistic and cultural issues in the area of assessment. The course will address the LULAC et al v. FDOE Consent Decree and the implications it has for students and teachers. This course includes 15 hours of field experience.