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ESOL Learning Aims

The learning aims for the Certificate in English for Speakers of Other Languages are:

  • The student will understand linguistic aspects of language and language use.
  • The student will critically evaluate philosophies and theories related with bilingual education.
  • The student will appreciate sociocultural and political roles in language development and education policies.
  • The student will identify and use curricular practices for second language acquisition.
  • The student will examine and use several models for reading and reading instruction.
  • The student will be knowledgeable in language proficiency assessments for second language acquisition.
  • The student will become an advocate for linguistically diverse youth.
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