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Reading Endorsement - Madison Cohort

Date: 4:15pm PDT January 7 PST Location: Madison High School, 2735 NE 82nd, Room B-30 Portland, OR

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Madison High School, 2735 NE 82nd, Room B-30 Portland, OR

LA 634/ESOL 607-01 - Language Acquisition and Development

This course examines 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 and maximizes language learning potential and ensures respect for communities whose languages or varieties of English differ from standard school English. 

Course Details & Registration

Dates: Tuesdays, January 7-April 22, 2014 (No class March 25)

Time: 4:15-7:15 p.m

Instructor: Ruth Shagoury, Ph.D.

Degree-applicable credit: 3 semester hours

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

This course is offered as part of the Language and Literacy Endorsement Program at Madison High School. 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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