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    Florida SouthWestern State College
  Nov 22, 2017
2017-2018 Catalog
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TSL 4080 - Second Language Acquisition and Culture-(I)

3 credits
Prerequisites: Admission into the Bachelor of Science in Education program or special permission from the Dean of the School of Education; and prior to enrolling in any upper level course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), students must complete the following courses with a grade of "C" or better: ENC 1101 , ENC 1102 , and three semester hours of college level mathematics; or permission from the appropriate academic dean.
Required: 15 hours of field experience in a K-12 classroom setting

This course is designed to prepare teacher candidates with the foundational knowledge of applied linguistics and cross-cultural communication so that they can effectively teach English Language Learners (ELLs) and culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students in K-12 settings. The course will provide teacher candidates with an overview of the history of U.S. language policy, legislation and The Florida Consent Decree. Teacher candidates will examine cultural and cross-cultural communication with regard to ELL students and stakeholders. Teacher candidates will also study language principles, the structure of the English language, the nature of first (L1) and second (L2) language acquisition, major L1 and L2 acquisition theories, and effective strategies for promoting language development in K-12 settings. This course requires fifteen (15) hours of field experience in a K-12 classroom setting.

(I) International or diversity focus

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