ERIC Number: ED386936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Language Acquisition & Development for Bilingual/ESL Programs.
McFarland, Katherine P.
The outline for a college-level education course on bilingual education and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction is presented. Emphasis is placed on principles of dual language instruction and the Texas state education agency's plan for these areas of instruction. Major areas covered include language development, language learning theory, legal aspects, program design, curriculum design, instructional methods and strategies, assessment, and cultural issues in the classroom. The outline specifies course objectives and details course requirements, including those for attendance and participation, accommodation of student disabilities, quizzes and exams, a research program design paper, student portfolio, group presentations, shared readings, and interviews of self-reported good readers and writers. A course calendar is included, as are project scoring sheets, a list of study questions, a vocabulary list, shared reading exercise, grading criteria for shared reading, and student guidelines for the two interview projects. (MSE)
Descriptors: Assignments, Bilingual Education, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Educational Objectives, English (Second Language), Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Interviews, Linguistic Theory, Literacy Education, Portfolios (Background Materials), Questioning Techniques, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Evaluation, Student Projects, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Vocabulary, Writing Processes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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