2014 Institute

LING 499 (undergraduate) / 699 (graduate) / ELL Summer Institution (professional development)

“Understanding Language and Learning”

June 16-19, 23-24, 8:30am-5:00pm. The course meets in Dover, Delaware: at the UD Paradee Center on June 16, 18, 19; and at the Eden Hill Medical Center on June 17, 23, and 24.

The theme for this year, Understanding Language and Learning, includes the process of second language acquisition, grammar and vocabulary for ELLs, developing academic language, responding to student errors, literacy, the Common Core, language and disability, RTI, assessment of ELLs, and content-area instruction for ELLs.

Guest presenters: Dr. Peggy Hickman (Arcadia University) speaking on ELLs with learning disabilities, assessment, and Response to Intervention; and Dr. Luciana de Oliveira (Teacher’s College, Columbia University) speaking on ELLs in the Common Core and teaching genre-based writing

Textbook: Schatz & Wilkinson, The Education of English Language Learners: From Research to Practice (2010) [paperback on amazon | Kindle edition]

Syllabus: LING 499-699 syllabus 2014

Registration for LING499/699 is through UD Summer School (open now). If you are not a degree-seeking student at UD, you will register as a “Continuing Student.” If you have any difficulty, please contact Continuing and Professional Studies at (302) 831-7600 or visit the ACCESS Center (850 Library Avenue in Newark). You are always welcome to contact me with questions.

Registration for professional development clock hours is open now on PDMS, course code 22970.

For more information, please contact the course instructor, Nigel Caplan.

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