EDSL - Education of Second Language Learners

EDSL EDSL Language and Literacy for Teachers

This course promotes understanding of fundamental language concepts, the structure and conventions of the English language, and the processes of first-and second-language acquisition. In order to promote students’ language development in English, the factors that affect ESL students’ learning of academic content, language, and culture are addressed.  A particular focus of this course relates to language proficiency levels of English learners based on the ELPS descriptors.

EDSL 4310 Pedagogy and Assessment for Teachers of English Language Learners (ELL)

The primary focus of this course is planning and implementing effective, developmentally-appropriate ESL instruction. Students use the ELPS and TEKS to plan lessons suitable for English learners and implement a lesson with English learners. Additional topics pertain to formal and informal assessment procedures and instruments along with family, community, and school collaboration. This is a field-based course. Prerequisite: READ 3320