PaGE: English Language Learning (X.ELL)

X.ELL-416 Language Assessment and Classroom Practice

Credits: 2

Brief introduction to theory and practice in assessing students' academic English proficiency. Students will learn about purposes of and types of language assessments (e.g., large-scale standardized tests like WIDA ACCESS, alternative assessments like portfolios, formative assessments) and practice designing oral language assessment tasks and using rubrics to evaluate student writing.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
K. Accurso
Restrictions: This course is offered for graduate students only.

X.ELL-418 Second Language Acquisition and Classroom Practice

Credits: 2

This course will a) introduce students to theories of second language acquisition (cognitive, social, and linguistic influences) and how these inform teaching practices, and b) introduce teaching methods and approaches to teaching ELLs so students can begin to make informed context-sensitive decisions about language teaching methods, techniques, lesson planning, materials, classroom management, etc.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
K. Accurso
Restrictions: This course is offered for graduate students only.

X.ELL-463 Teaching English Language Learners: Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement Standalone

Credits: 3

This course is offered for teachers seeking SEI endorsement. It serves as the ReTELL course that provides an overview of pragmatic pedagogical trateiges for including English Language Learners in content area classroom instruction. Readings in language acquisition theory, language learning and teaching, effective lesson design and assessment, Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol and knowledge of intercultural learners are covered. Students will have experience developing and adapting lessons and curriculum to address the needs of students in their pre-practicum settings.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
H. Graham
Restrictions: This course is offered for graduate students only.
Instructor permission required.
Advisory: Licensed Massachusetts teacher seeing SEI endorsement.