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Kansas State University

Curriculum

ESL Program

The ESL endorsement program requires five semester-long courses totaling 15 credit hours to complete the program. All courses are 3 credit hours.

EDCI 720 – ESL/Dual Language Methods

An exploration of contemporary approaches, methods, and strategies for the appropriate instruction of second language learners. Also provided is a foundational perspective on ESL/Dual Language approaches, including the communicative, cognitive, and grammatical.

Online option

EDCI 731 – ESL/Dual Language Linguistics

Explores the theoretical underpinnings of language acquisition and linguistics that educators need to understand, in order to better plan appropriately adapted curriculum and instruction for second language learners. The course encompasses problematic aspects of English language learning, the ways in which languages may differ, and certain universal aspects of languages.

Online Option

EDCI 740 – Culture and Language in Classroom Practice

Examines ways teachers can address diversity in their classrooms with attention to issues such as critical reflection on practice; effective collaboration with families; diversification of the learning environment; use and adaptation of the grade-level curriculum; the differentiation of classroom instruction for cultural and linguistic diversity; and advocacy skill development.

Online Option

EDCI 742 – ESL/Dual Language Assessment

An in-depth examination of key issues/challenges in the appropriate language assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Among focal topics in theory, research and practice discussed will be: pre-and post-instructional assessment, authentic and alternative assessment, language testing and placement for programming in ESL/Dual language classrooms.

Online option

EDCI 745 – ESL/Dual Language Elementary Practicum

The practicum is a portfolio-based experience providing the student with application experiences in ESL/Dual Language methods, assessment, and multicultural competence as well as the opportunity to demonstrate understanding of second language acquisition. Students will be required to spend 60 hours in a school setting where they can practice and implement ESL/BE lessons/ methodology.

Online option

Requisites

Pr.: EDCI 720, 731, 742, and 733 or 740.

EDCI 746 – ESL/Dual Language Secondary Practicum

The practicum is a portfolio-based experience providing the student with application experiences in ESL/Dual Language methods, assessment, and multicultural competence as well as the opportunity to demonstrate understanding of second language acquisition. Students will be required to spend 60 hours in a school setting where they can practice and implement ESL/BE lessons/ methodology.

Online option

Requisites

Pr.: EDCI 720, 731, 742, and 733 or 740.