Spring 2002 E29.2204 Teaching Second Languages Across Content Areas
E29.2204 Teaching Second Languages Across Content Areas
Nilda Soto-Ruiz, PhD
Participants will study the needs of Second Language Learners throughout the curriculum and design units of study in content areas that address those needs. The students will engage in discussions, activities, and projects related to their subject area concentration.
The general objectives are:
- To develop an understanding of first- and second-language literacy
- To develop an understanding of the integration of language into the teaching of content materials
- To develop an understanding of the teaching of content into language development
- To analyze the availability and adaptability of textbook materials for second language learners
- To develop an action research plan focusing on the teaching of second language learners in a content class
- To develop an understanding of cooperative and collaborative group work
Carrasquillo, A. and Rodriguez, V. (2000). Language Minority Students in the Mainstream Classroom. Clevedon, England: Multilingual Matters, Ltd.
Johnson, A. (2000). A Short Guide to Action Research. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
Peitzman, F., and Gadda, G. (1994). With Different Eyes. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.
Snow, M.A., and Brinton, D. (eds.). (1997). The Content-Based Classroom: Perspectives on Integrating Language and Content. White Plains, NY: Longman.
1. Class attendance and participation. Students are expected to finish weekly readings before class, and be prepared for discussions.
2. Midterm Project: Each student will create a unit of study for a period of three to four weeks. The unit will combine the teaching of a second language, the content, and address a target culture. Guidelines will be distributed for the project.
3. Final Project. Each student will design an action research project. Guidelines will be distributed for the project.
Week 1: January 23: Introduction to Course: Student Survey; Discussion of Projects
Week 2: January 30
Content-Based Instruction: Research Foundations
Readings: Snow and Brinton - Chapter 1; Carrasquillo and Rodriguez - Chapter 3
Week 3: February 6
The Development of Oral And Written Language
Readings: Carrasquillo and Rodriguez - Chapter 5; Snow and Brinton - Chapter 3
Week 4: February 13
The Content-Based Classroom
Readings: Carrasquillo and Rodriguez - Chapter 6; Snow and Brinton - Chapter 6
Week 5: February 27
Midterm Project Proposals
Readings: Johnson - Chapters 1 and 2
Week 6: March 6
Integrating Language and Social Studies
Readings: Carrasquillo and Rodriguez - Chapter 7; Snow and Brinton - Chapter 8
Peitman and Gadda - Chapter 4
Week 7: March 13
Syllabus Design in Content-Based Instruction
Readings: Snow and Brinton - Chapters 10 and 11
Week 8: March 27
Midterm Projects Due. Issues and Strategies in Content-Based Instruction
Readings: Snow and Brinton - Chapter 9; Johnson - Chapters 3 and 5
Week 9: April 10
Final Project Discussion
Readings: Johnson - Chapters 6, 7, and 8
Week 10: April 17
Integrating Language and Science Learning
Readings: Carrasquillo and Rodriguez - Chapter 8; Snow and Brinton - Chapter 23
Week 11: April 24
Integrating Language and Mathematics Learning
Readings: Carrasquillo and Rodriguez - Chapter 9; Snow and Brinton - Chapter 31
Week 12: May 1
The Development of Cultural Understanding
Readings: Carrasquillo and Rodriguez - Chapter 20; Snow and Brinton - Chapter 33; Peitzman and Gadda - Chapter 3
Week 13: May 8
Week 14: May 15