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Teaching/Tutoring English Language Learners

EDUC 401A

Time: Wednesdays, 4-5:20

Location: MGH 251

Seminar start date: 4/10

Facilitator: Pei-Chia Wanda Liao

The number of English Learners has increased by over 50% in the last decade, with some states, like South Carolina and Indiana, experiencing extremely rapid growth of English Learner populations. Some demographers predict that in 20 years the ratio of ELL students to English-only students could be one in four (Feriazzo & Sypnieski, 2012). With growing number of English language learners in the US, it is important for educators to be more linguistically and culturally responsive. This seminar will introduce students to major themes situated at the intersection of race, learners’ agency, identities, and educational issues in general.