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Focus on Culture and Community in Teaching ESOL Students (online)

Date: January 8 Location: Online


Our ESOL endorsement coursework explores the principles, theories, research, and practices relevant to the needs of students acquiring English as a second or additional language. Program components are tailored to give participants the opportunity to grapple with issues involving diversity, educational equity, and English-language learning. Courses in this online cohort are offered at a reduced tuition rate.

Endorsement Coursework Information

Wondering how you can benefit from earning an ESOL Endorsement, or what to expect while in the cohort? Learn more

Upcoming Course in Cohort Sequence

ESOL 602 Focus on Culture and Community in Teaching ESOL Students (Spring 2019)
This course will explore 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 will examine the involvement of significant individuals in a child’s academic program, and explore barriers to family involvement. Cross-cultural pre-referral screening tools for gifted and special-needs English-language learners will be introduced. Participants will develop strategies for establishing positive school, family, and community partnerships and will explore tools for combating racism and bias in schools.

Course Details & Registration

Dates: January 8 - April 23, 2019
Location: Online
Instructor: Karina Bruzzese
Degree-applicable credit: ESOL 602, 3 semester hours, $1,863. 
Registration: If you are admitted to our ESOL Endorsement program, register for this class using WebAdvisor. If you are not yet admitted to the program, contact to register.

Questions about the curriculum or program application? Please contact Erin Ocon at

Course # Course Title Semester
ESOL 602 Focus on Culture and Community in Teaching ESOL Students Spring 2019
ESOL 600 Historical & Legal Foundations of Educating ESOL Students Fall 2019
ESOL 607/READ 634 Language Acquisition and Development Spring 2020
ESOL 601 Strategies & Materials for Teaching Content and English Language Development to ESOL Students Fall 2020
ESOL 605/606 ESOL Practicum  

Registration Information

If you are currently admitted to our ESOL Endorsement program, please register through WebAdvisor. If you are not yet admitted and this is the first course you will be taking in the endorsement program, you may register as a Special Student using this registration formPlease return this form to the Center for Community Engagement by secure fax at 503-768-6045 or mail to: 

Center for Community Engagement, Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling
0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, MSC 85, Portland, OR 97219

If you decide to continue with the ESOL Endorsement after taking one course, you must be admitted to the program prior to registering for a second course. View more information about applying to the program. 

Technical Considerations for Online Courses

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  • High speed internet

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