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Continuing Education

Language Acquisition and Development (Online)

Date: January 7 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 engage 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

READ 634 / ESOL 607 Language Acquisition and Development
(Spring 2020)
This course serves as an exploration of reading assessment strategies. Topics include a language orientation for diagnosing reading problems, diverse causes and correlates of reading difficulties, assessment procedures in reading, and strategies to facilitate readers’ improvement. Each participant assesses a reader, develops a profile of personal strategies, and designs and implements an instructional plan to help the reader develop effective, efficient reading strategies responsive to individual differences, interests, and developmental levels. Participants consider reading issues for students at all levels.

Course Details & Registration

Dates: January 7 - April 21, 2020
Location: Online
Instructor: Julie Frank, MA
Degree-applicable credit: READ 634 / ESOL 607-01, 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 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 Spring or Summer 2021

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. 

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