EDER 669.44 Second Language Learning
This course examines sociopolitical, sociocultural, linguistic, cognitive, psychological, and affective foundations of second language (L2) development and the implications of theory and research in this area for the learning and teaching of English as a second language.
EDER 667 Second Language Reading and Writing
The course will focus on theoretical, methodological and instructional issues that arise from research in L2 reading and writing and the teaching of ESL. Topics for discussion related to reading will include factors that influence L2 reading, connecting reading and writing through literature, and approaches to reading strategies. Topics for discussion in the area of writing include: approaches to teaching L2 writing, cultural backgrounds and identity in L2 writing, teacher responses to students’ writing, and peer review.
LEDER 669.50 Language
This course examines approaches, methods, techniques and
activities that have been used in ESL/EFL teaching. The goal is to
provide teachers with an array of instructional ideas in order to
promote informed choices in how and what to teach. By the end of the
course, we will explore some of the technological innovations and
critique their use of potential in language teaching contexts.
Courses in the Bachelor of
EDUC 506: Specialization II: ELL/Second
The course focuses on both theoretical
issues and practical approaches in L2 reading and writing. Topics
aiming at developing students’ attitudes include language, ideology,
and the roles of first language. Topics related to reading include
factors that influence L2 reading, connecting reading and writing
through literature, and approaches to reading strategies. Topics for
discussion in the area of writing include
approaches to teaching L2 writing,cultural backgrounds and identity
in L2 writing, teacher responses to students' writing, and peer
EUDC 404: Literacy, Language,
and Culture in the K-12 Classrooms,Seminar
This course will help teacher candidates develop a critical awareness of
the intersections between literacy, education, culture and society.
Topics include critical literacy, digital literacy, literacy and ELL,
literacy and gender, struggling readers, popular culture and literacy,
family and community literacy, and literacy and identity.
In the seminar portion of the course, students will
have the opportunity to think more deeply about topics introduced in the
lecture and field experience. The seminar will move between whole class
discussions guided by the instructor and student-led inquiry groups.
Principles and Practices in Teaching ESL Learners
This course is designed to help mainstream teachers to assist ESL
learners in their classrooms. It covers topics such as the myths of
learning English as a second language, cultural diversity and the
Canadian mosaic, language and emotion, ESL reading and writing,
intercultural communication, content-based instruction (e.g., teaching
social studies to ESL students), ESL parent involvement, and assessment.
EDTP 512: Professional Seminar: Identity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The key purpose of the Professional Seminar is “the ongoing development of the ability to attend to the diverse and the unknown – that which is “other” or beyond our language and conceptual schemes – and of coming to know self differently by way of the “other” in order to negotiate multiple contradictory identities and discourses. This process begins the development of a socio-cultural consciousness in students. The above requires that students first determine and examine their own cultural and value assumptions and to critically reflect upon the significance of those assumptions to the practice of their teaching and the possible effects upon those who have differing views whether they be students, parents, fellow teachers or others.