2021-2022 Catalog

EDU-108 Foundations of Bilingual Education

This course discusses diversity of schools and societies, and social and global perspectives.  Major theories and principles of language learning and teaching.  Topics will include appreciation of individual differences in second language learning, comparing and contrasting first and second language acquisition, and how schooling is shaped by its social contexts in which it occurs, particularly in multicultural and global contexts.  A clinical component of 5 hours in a center or school setting with bilingual or multilingual students is required for this course.  This is a required course for the Illinois State Board of Education ESL Teacher Certification as well as for the Gateways Level 2, 3, 4 Bilingual Credential.  Fee is required. (3 contact hours)




Social Science