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Sociolinguistic Perspectives In Childhood Education (EST-310)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0836-310-001
Instructor: Clara Vaz Bauler
Days: Monday 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Note: Online, Both synchronous and asynchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3

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Introduces the sociolinguistic perspectives on language use and language learning. Concepts of language contact, language variation and language acquisition in childhood education are explored, particularly as related to English language learners. (Learning Goals:G,CO)

Learning Goals:   Course Goals and Objectives1) Analyze how language attitudes, societal ideologies and varying amounts of language contact influence students’ motivation and use of multiple languages and dialects.2) Understand how current language policies in the United States, including those related to bilingual education of elementary school students, influence language acquisition in use in classrooms and society.3) Be able to explore the characteristics of world varieties of English, dialects of English, creoles and pidgins.4) Learn some ways in which gender, race and cultural background influences communication and how to communicate successfully with students of varying backgrounds, linguistic abilities, and cultural experiences.5) Learn how linguists use ethnography of communication and research on speech acts in order to study language acquisition.6) Explain major theories of how elementary school students can achieve full biliteracy.7) Be able to conduct a sociolinguistic interview and express what they learned in writing and in an oral presentation.8) Gain greater understanding of the dynamics and culture of classroom learning as it pertains to language use, language/speech acts, and the “hidden curriculum.”9) Understand and produce English Language Arts lessons for second-language students at the elementary level, aligned with the Common Core Standards and Progressions for bilingual education in New York State.

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