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2012 - 2013

Teaching English Language Learners (TELL)



Undergraduate Courses


    400-Level Courses

    TELL 400 : Foundations in Education for English Language Learners. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    TELL 400 : Foundations in Education for English Language Learners. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
    DESCRIPTION: Identifying and assessing legal, linguistic, cultural, community, and familial issues affecting access of Limited English Proficient (LEP) student populations to education.

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    TELL 410 : Second Language Acquisition. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    TELL 410 : Second Language Acquisition. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: ELANG 223 & TELL 400; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Processes and variables in native- and second-language development. How teachers can foster efficient acquisition of language, cognitive, and academic skills in second-language environments.

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    TELL 420 : Assessing Linguistically Diverse Students. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    TELL 420 : Assessing Linguistically Diverse Students. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: ELANG 223 & TELL 400; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Fundamental concepts in testing, use/interpretation of current instruments for language/academic assessment, appropriate placement of linguistically diverse students, and developing classroom language assessments.

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    TELL 430 : Developing K-12 Literacy in a Second Language. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    TELL 430 : Developing K-12 Literacy in a Second Language. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: ELANG 223 & TELL 400; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Instructional strategies, methodologies, and materials for developing reading and writing skills in a second language. Developing cognitive academic language proficiency and integrating multiple cultural perspectives.

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    TELL 435 : Language and Literacy Instruction in K-12 Dual Immersion Settings. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    TELL 435 : Language and Literacy Instruction in K-12 Dual Immersion Settings. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: FLANG 300 & TELL 410 & TELL 420; OPI (Advanced-Mid), FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION:  Theory and rationale for developing language and literacy in two or more languages. Focus on the development of a variety of language arts and literacy instruction, techniques, methods, and theory in K-12 dual immersion classrooms.

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    TELL 440 : Content-Based Language Instruction. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    TELL 440 : Content-Based Language Instruction. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: ELANG 223 & TELL 400; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    RECOMMENDED: TELL 410, 420; 430 or concurrent enrollment.
    DESCRIPTION: Instructional methods, strategies, and materials for integrating curriculum content and language instruction. Teaching, creating, and adapting lesson materials in a multicultural context.

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    TELL 445 : Content-Based Language Instruction in K-12 Dual-Language Immersion Settings. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    TELL 445 : Content-Based Language Instruction in K-12 Dual-Language Immersion Settings. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: FLANG 300 & TELL 410 & TELL 420 & TELL 435; OPI (Advanced-Mid), FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Methods, theories, and practice for teaching language in content area subjects such as math, science, and social studies in K-12 dual immersion environments.

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    TELL 450 : Family, School, and Community Partnerships. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    TELL 450 : Family, School, and Community Partnerships. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: For TESOL K-12 teaching minors: TELL 400 or concurrent enrollment. There are no prerequisites for non-TESOL K-12 students.
    DESCRIPTION: Standards, principles, policies, and processes of partnering with parents, families, schools, and communities in fostering and sustaining the development of children and youth.

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    TELL 477R : Practicum for Teaching English Language Learners. (.5-4:0:4)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    TELL 477R : Practicum for Teaching English Language Learners. (.5-4:0:4)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: TELL 400 & TELL 410 & TELL 420 & TELL 430 & TELL 440 & TELL 450; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Practicum in teaching English to second-language learners.
    NOTE: Can be taken concurrently with student teaching/internship in a diverse-language setting.

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    TELL 478R : Practicum in Dual-Language Immersion K-12 Teaching Minor. (.5-4:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    TELL 478R : Practicum in Dual-Language Immersion K-12 Teaching Minor. (.5-4:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: FLang 300; TELL 400, 410 (or 343), 420, 435, 445; FBI fingerprint background clearance; Language teaching methods in the target language; Passing OPI at advanced-mid & Praxis.
    DESCRIPTION: Supervised practice in public school dual immersion settings, including conducting formative evaluations, designing instruction based on formative evaluations, implementing that instruction, and then evaluating the students' academic and language (English & target) performance.

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