ELL Methods in Mexico
ELL 437A: Methods and Materials for Teaching Beginning ELLs in Grades P-12 (5 credits)
ELL 437C: Understanding Bilingual Learners in a Socio-Cultural Context (4 credits)
Pre-departure session dates: May 2015 – TBD
Travel dates: July 19-August 22, 2015
Final Assignments Due: Sept. 15, 2015
On campus meeting: Sept. 28, 2015
ELL Endorsement Students Only
Explore ELL Methods in Queretaro, Mexico this summer with Western. Take language classes based on your level of Spanish. Practice your language skills as you stay with a host family for 5 weeks. Students will visit historical sites in downtown Queretaro and travel to Guanajuato and Mexico City (including the Teotihuacan pyramids). Students will have the opportunity to visit Mexican schools and teach English to ELLs.
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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 9 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. Guidance in the evaluation of students; use of standards; development and use of creative materials, including media-based materials. Required participation in embedded practicum with English language learners with demonstration and practice in instructing students in English evaluation, development, and use of creative materials, including media-based materials and state requirements. Also offered as ELL 434. ELL433 is a prerequisite if you do not take ELL437C with ELL437A.
Pre-Reqs (course, language requirements): ELL 431 & ELL 432 or permission of the program director, Co-requisite: 437C highly recommended.
Course Description 437C (equivalent of ELL433)
This course provides a foundation for teachers to understand and address the relevant cultural and equity issues that linguistically diverse students face in US public schools. The emphasis is on culturally and linguistically sustaining approaches to instruction, assessment, professional collaboration, and partnerships with families and communities to benefit students. Specific attention is given to culturally relevant teaching, equity pedagogy and differentiated instruction for ELL. The course provides an introduction to assessment from theory to practice for linguistically diverse students. A service learning experience allows teacher candidates to develop abilities to observe, reflect and employ informal assessments to better understand and support the learning and development of an English learner.
Pre-Reqs (course, language requirements): ELL 431 & ELL 432 or permission of the program director, Co-requisite: ELL 437A highly recommended
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437A (5 credits) and 437C (4 credits)
437A Course Syllabus
437C Course Syllabus
Office Location: MH303B
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