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Reading Endorsement - Beaverton Cohort

Date: 4:15pm PST January 7, 2013 - 7:15pm May 13, 2013 Location: Fir Grove Elementary School Room A-104, Beaverton, OR

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Fir Grove Elementary School Room A-104, Beaverton, OR

LA 634 Language Acquisition and Development

This course discusses theories of how first and second languages (written and spoken) are acquired, the importance of first-language development and its relationship to the acquisition of other languages, and the relationship of language to cognitive development.

Understanding of these issues is used to promote a school environment that honors diverse perspectives, maximizes language learning potential, and ensures respect for communities whose languages or varieties of English differfrom standard school English.

Course Details

Dates: Mondays, January 7, 14, 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 18, April 1, 8, 15, 22, May 6, 13. 
No class: January 21, Feb 18, March 11 or March 25. 

Time: 4:15-7:15 p.m. 

Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3 semester hours

Instructor: Katrina Edwards

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

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