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The English Language and the English Language Learner
Ever wonder how the English language developed? This micro-course examines the early roots of modern-day English and the social, political, geographical, cultural, and religious influences.
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About The Event
This micro-course examines the early roots to modern-day English and the social, political, geographical, and cultural influences. This course also delves into practical application of creating integrated lessons for linguistically-diverse students.
Upon successful completion, educators will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the influences that have impacted the evolution of English language, spelling, and pronunciation.
- Differentiate among the various periods of English, including Old, Middle, and Modern English.
- Determine how the English language can be unifying and divisive from a cultural and societal standpoint.
- Explain instructional strategies that incorporate cultural and linguistic sensitivity for students acquiring Modern English.
- Education professionals new to the field of education who want to learn instructional strategies for linguistically-diverse students
- Veteran education professionals who want to engage linguistically-diverse 3-12 grade students
- Education professionals who want to earn continuing professional education.
- Education professionals who have limited time to go to face-to-face classes.
- Former education professionals who want to recertify teaching credentials.
Required Course Texts:
- Byson, B. (2015). Made in america: An informal history of the English language in the united states. New York, NY: HarperCollins. ISBN-10: 0380713810
- Mugglestone, L. (2008). The oxford history of english. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN-10: 0199544395
- Kwok, J. (2011). Girl in translation. New York, NY: Riverhead Books. ISBN-10: 1594485151
⏳8 week access
Upon registration, you will receive log-in credentials to access this course with the email you provide at the time of registration.
ELELL: 312-OL-4.4 + Text + S/H
Upon registration, you will receive log-in credentials to access this course with the email you provide at the time of registration. The course text will be mailed to the address provided at the time of registration.