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 Course Title:   Working with Bilingual Children

 Title Abbreviation:   WORKING/BILINGUAL CHILD

 Department:    EDUC

 Course #:    246

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    4

 CIP:    131501

 EPC:    839

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Focuses on effectively meeting the learning needs of children whose first language is not English. Explores ways to collaborate with family and other professionals to meet the needs of bilingual learners.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Prepare, plan and modify curriculum plans for individual and groups of bilingual learners.
  2. Observe and demonstrate the ability to communicate student progress to other staff and families.
  3. Describe a variety of biliterate instruction methods and strategies.
  4. Respond appropriately and collaborate with family and other professionals to meet the needs of bilingual learners.
  5. Integrate the principles of bicultural development into the practical application of a supportive classroom environment.
  6. Articulate a philosophy of literacy development.
  7. Demonstrate methods and strategies that are effective in meeting the learning needs of children whose first language is not English.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.
4.3 Understand the historically and socially constructed nature of—and the meanings attributed to—human differences.
4.4 Demonstrate effective communication across differences in human communities and cultures.

Course Contents

  1. Instructional methods and issues as they relate to effectively working with ESL, bicultural/bilingual children.
  2. Primary and secondary language acquisition and the role of language in learning.
  3. Enrichment or strengths based curriculum versus the deficit models of schooling.
  4. Bilingual/ESL education components.
  5. Issues of culture, diversity and power in the classroom will be discussed in the context of the needs of the ESL, bilingual and bicultural student.