ED480 Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism

Provides an understanding of how people learn a second language, as a foundation for examining effective ways to teach foreign languages and ESOL. Introduces theories and research on second language acquisition and bilingualism. Examines the major theories of second language acquisition (SLA) and considers developmental stages and individual differences within second language learning. Surveys models of bilingual education, typologies of bilingualism in individuals, societal contexts for bilingual education, as well as the history and politics of bilingual education in the United States. Explores the applicability of the research on second language learning and bilingualism to classroom instruction.

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring
Prerequisites: None
Restrictions: None
ED 480 Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism course information is subject to change, please check the latest schedule.