Teach English learners or emergent bilingual students in K-12 schools in the United
This English Language Learner Education minor is designed for pre-service K-12 educators.
Upon completion of this ELL education program, you'll be qualified to add an ELL endorsement
to your teaching license.
An ELL minor helps you develop the knowledge and skills you need to teach ELLs:
Second language acquisition and development
Assessments for English language learners
Planning for standards‐based ESL and content instruction
Practical ESL teaching experiences
With this minor in English Language Learner Education at UND, you'll gain the diverse
learning experiences to be able to progress or advance in professions such as:
K-12 Teacher with ESL Endorsement
ELL Courses You Could Take
T&L 415. Language and Literacy Development of English Language Learners. 3 Credits.
This course includes study of various approaches to ELL/bilingual education, methods of instruction, assessment of English language proficiency and classroom learning, and teaching academic content to ELLs in the general education classroom. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program or permission of instructor. S.
T&L 420. Assessment for ELLs. 3 Credits.
This course broadly explores issues of assessment, language proficiency assessment and classroom-based assessment for English Language Learners. Students will understand and use multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to inform instruction. Topics of study include: identification and placement of ELLs, cultural bias in testing, standardized testing and accommodations, state and federal policies regarding ELLs and assessment, program evaluation, and classroom-based assessments. F.
T&L 451. Second Language Acquisition for ELLs. 3 Credits.
In this course, students will develop an understanding of the socio- and psycho-linguistic aspects of interlanguage by studying the theories and research of first and second language acquisition. Students will examine the nature of learners and their individual differences during the stages of language development. F.
T&L 467. Language Structure and Analysis for ELL Teachers. 3 Credits.
This course explores the grammatical and discourse structures of the modern English language, analysis of grammar and discourse with a focus on specific problem areas for ELLs, and pedagogical implications for ELLs' English language development. S.
T&L 433. Multicultural Education. 3 Credits.
This course takes an anthropological view of multicultural education. In this course, we will learn how to serve students from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We will discuss how students' needs should be addressed both in and out of class, and that the diversity, language, and culture that students bring to class must be viewed as a resource, strength, and benefit. The activities and materials presented in this course will teach you how to be respectful of diversity (gender, sexuality, disability, age, socioeconomic status, religion, ethnicity, race, language, and culture). Through class activities, readings, discussions, guest speakers and reflection, you will better understand the needs and perspectives of culturally diverse classrooms and it prepares you to teach about cultural diversity. This class examines several cultures including Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, as well as populations making up our New American community members who have arrived as refugees. It also explores diversity that exists aside from race and culture. This course will assist you in gaining deeper insight into your own backgrounds and belief systems and how it impacts your views and perspectives on working and interacting with individuals who come from a different cultural background. Note: This course requires you to complete 10 hours of field experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program. F,S,SS.
ENGL 209. Introduction to Linguistics. 3 Credits.
An introduction to the nature of language, phonology, grammar, semantics, and historical, geographical, social, and developmental aspects of language. F,S.
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