First and Second Language Acquisition


Summer 2014 quarter (Session I)

Taught by

literacy education

Given the increasing number of students for whom English is not their first language and the impact of language acquisition on the ability of students to benefit from classroom learning opportunities, potential teachers need a solid understanding of language acquisition and its impact on learning. This class will focus on the processes, principles, and factors, as well as the similarities and differences of first and second language acquisition.  Focus will also be contextualized to classroom teaching and specific teaching practices that accommodate differing stages of language acquisition.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

education, teaching

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Day

Advertised schedule: First Summer Session, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am-1pm


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.


Date Revision
June 13th, 2014 Course Cancelled- Students may be interested in Introduction to Teaching ESL

Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Summer)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25


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