Content with Disciplines : English as a Second Language

Bringing together students and staff: ESL Tutoring Program

Part of the process of looking outward to community engagement off campus, is looking inward to building community on campus. Many colleges and universities are separated into various small communities disconnected from one another: academic departments keep themselves separate from other academic departments; students lives do not overlap with the lives of faculty; and within student populations, different cultures and groups are often segregated socially from one another, whether intentionally or not. On many campuses, however, the greatest barrier is the one that goes almost entirely unspoken: the barrier between students and staff. Ironically, the staff who are critical to…

Literacy and the English Language Learner

Course Description This course offers the student the opportunity to develop knowledge and instructional strategies for teaching reading to students of diverse cultural/linguistic backgrounds.  Special emphasis will be placed on developing oral language proficiency as a prerequisite skill to reading and on instructional strategies designed specifically to meet the needs of such learners.  Field experience is required.  Prerequisite: Admission into the Teacher Education Program.   Required Books Herrell, A.L. (2007). Fifty strategies for teaching English language learners ( 3rd ed.). Boston:  Pearson. Fleischman, P. (2002). Seedfolks. NY:  HarperCollins Children’s books. Course packet, available at the UTB Bookstore for less than…