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ELL Methods in Mexico
ELL 437A: Methods and Materials for Teaching Beginning ELLs in Grades P-12 (5 credits)
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Explore ELL Methods in Queretaro, Mexico
- Take language classes based on your level of Spanish
- Live with a host family for 5 weeks
- Visit historical sites in downtown Queretaro
- Travel to Guanajuato and Mexico City (including the Teotihuacan pyramids)
- Visit Mexican schools and teach English to ELLs
Students can elect to take one or both courses for a maximum of 10 Credits
Course Description 437A (equivalent of ELL434)
Theoretical and practical concerns in teaching English as a second language to students with beginning to low-intermediate proficiency in English in P-12 schools. Emphasis on innovative approaches to the teaching of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture within a communicative framework.
Course Description 437B (equivalent of ELL435 and counts for ELED481)
An expansion on theoretical and practical concerns in teaching English as an additional language to students in grades P-12 with intermediate to advanced proficiency in English. Emphasis is on innovative approaches to the teaching of language and literacy within a communicative framework and academic register. Provides guidance in the evaluation, development, and use of creative materials, including media-based materials.
Pre-Req: ELL 433
Jennifer Green is an assistant professor in the Department of Elementary Education at Woodring College of Education. She teaches classes on second language acquisition in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program, the English Language Learners (K-12) program, and the Elementary Education Program. She has also taught at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT and St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN. Green served as an English teacher and teacher trainer in Ukraine with the Peace Corps and as an English teacher in Takasaki Japan. She speaks both English and Swedish (high intermediate).
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