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ESOL Endorsement - Online Cohort

Date: January 14, 2013 - April 29, 2013 Location: Online

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ESOL 602 Focus on Culture and Community in Teaching ESOL/Bilingual Students

This course focuses on understanding the student within the context of his or her environment. The first part of the course focuses on cultural factors that influence learning and their implications for instruction. The latter part of the course examines the involvement of significant individuals in a child’s academic programs and explores barriers to family involvement.

Course content introduces cross-cultural pre-referral screening tools for gifted and special-needs English-language learners. Participants will develop strategies for establishing positive school, family, and community partnerships and explore tools for combating racism and bias in schools.

Course Details

Dates:  January 14-April 29, 2013

Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3 semester hours

Instructor: Sara Exposito, Ph.D.

Note: This class is the first in the ESOL Endorsement coursework sequence, and is being offered online. Future courses in the sequence may not be online only.

Please note that all students registering for online courses must meet the following technical prerequisites:

  • High speed internet
  • Must have a computer which is less than 6 years old.
  • Technical support provided by Lewis & Clark College will ONLY include:
  • Access to Moodle or other instructional media used in a course.
  • Assistance in using LC supported software. A full list can be found here.

Help desk hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ph: 503-768-7225 Email:

Lewis & Clark College WILL NOT provide support for issues related to configuration of software, hardware, or networking on your machine. Check with your district and/or ESD for support on these issues.

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

This course is offered as part of the ESOL Endorsement Online Program. 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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