Language and Content: Instructional Approaches for EAL Learners (ECUR 490.3)

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The purpose of this course is to explore instructional approaches and strategies that are effective with EAL learners in PreK-12 classrooms. The course will focus on the learner?s linguistic and cultural profile, the shift from conversational to academic language, the role of vocabulary-building, and the selection of instructional strategies and resources to support language learning needs. Current research on language learning through content will be examined. Students will discuss approaches to instruction with young EAL learners, as well as circumstances that impact the progress of high school English language learners.


Course only open to students completing the Post-Degree Certificate in English as an Additional Language.


ECUR 291.3 and ECUR 391.3.

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