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Language Structure and Acquisition

Learn the fundamentals of linguistics for ESL teachers, including language universals, language structures and use, and the importance of context. Explore theories and concepts in first and second language acquisition. Analyze the factors that influence learning a second language, including student characteristics, learning styles, motivation, and previous language and academic experience. Consider the various ESL classrooms contexts and the role of instruction in fostering successful acquisition of a second language. Successful completion of Intercultural Competence and Communications as well as a second-language learning experience is recommended. 

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This course is part of these certificate programs:

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)