Social Foundations of Language Education

4 CREDITS    |    TERM 2

The purpose of the course is to engage students in a systematic study of effective ways to engage, support, and provide learning opportunities for diverse student populations based upon sociolinguistic and sociocultural understandings of second language learning. An understanding of the instructional needs of diverse English learners (ELs) is developed, and an awareness of the appropriate effective learning environments, including programs and services to meet those specific needs, is presented. Students explore sociolinguistic and sociocultural theories, issues, procedures, methods and approaches for use in bilingual, English as a second language (ESL), English as a foreign language (EFL) and other learning environments.