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Continuing Education

Language Acquisition and Development

Date: 4:30pm - 7:30pm PST January 9 Location: Woodland Elementary, 21607 NE Glisan Street Fairview, OR 97024

Woodland Elementary, 21607 NE Glisan Street Fairview, OR 97024

Join Lewis & Clark’s ESOL Endorsement for Language Acquisition and DevelopmentSpots are available in our Reynolds School District cohort! Courses will meet off-campus and are offered at a special cohort-based off-campus tuition rate. 

Endorsement Coursework Information

The endorsement prepares teachers to work as an ESOL specialist at the Pre-K through Grade 12 levels, or to better support English Language Learners in their classroom. This program 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. Learn more

Upcoming Course in Cohort Sequence

READ 634 / ESOL 607 Language Acquisition and Development
(January 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

Schedule: Thursdays, January 9-April 23, 2020, 4:30-7:30 p.m. (No in-person meetings on March 19 for conferences and March 26 for spring break; there will be one online make-up session for the week of March 19).
Location: Woodland Elementary School, 21607 NE Glisan Street
Fairview, OR 97024
Instructor: Nicole Hilton
Degree-applicable credit: ESOL 607-02/READ 634, 3 semester hours, $1,905.
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 Sequence

Course # Course Title Semester
READ 634 / ESOL 607 Language Acquisition and Development Spring 2020
ESOL 602 Focus on Culture and Community in Teaching ESOL Students  Summer 2020
ESOL 601 Strategies and Materials for Teaching Content and English Language Development to ESOL Students Fall 2020
ESOL 600 Historical and Legal Foundations of Educating ESOL Students Spring 2021
ESOL 605/606 ESOL Practicum Summer 2021 or Fall 2021

Spring: January-April
Summer: May-August
Fall: September-December