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ESOL Endorsement - David Douglas Cohort

Date: 4:30pm PST January 14, 2013 - 7:30pm April 29, 2013 Location: David Douglas School District Office, Child Development Room

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David Douglas School District Office, Child Development Room

ESOL 600 Historical and Legal Foundations of Educating ESOL/Bilingual Students

This course offers an examination of the history of trends and attitudes toward immigrants and learners of English as asecond language. Topics include the psychological, social, and political characteristics of bilingualism and biculturalism in the United States and abroad.

In this course, ESOL/bilingual teaching is considered in light of laws, research findings, and second-language acquisition theory. Course content explores the distinction between language difference and disabilities and provides an overview of legal issues pertaining to second-language learners and special and gifted education students.

The course also provides critical reading of research-based programs, English-language proficiency standards, and standardized test measures. Content ensures that educators are not only able to plan and implement programs designed for the optimal learning of all students, but also gives educators the tools to advocate for equity in their schools and school communities.

Course Details

Dates:  Mondays, January 7-April 29, 2013

Time:  4:30-7:30 p.m. 

Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3 semester hours

Instructor: Shane Burchell, M.A.

Please check the Lewis & Clark Bookstore for information regarding required textbooks.

This course is offered as part of the ESOL Endorsement Program in East County Portland. Interested in joining the cohort or just registering for this class? Contact the Center for Community Engagement at 503-768-6040 or


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