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EDYC 3362

Language Acquisition for Young Children in Multilingual Settings (WIN)

Three semester hours.

This course provides an introduction of theories and models of language acquisition as they apply to teaching young children in multilingual or multicultural settings. The topics include the processes and mechanisms that drive early bilingual and multilingual acquisition, contemporary teaching models of language acquisition and current issues in language acquisition as it applies to teaching young children. The emphasis will be on teaching models of language acquisition that promote linguistic and cultural diversity in early learning settings. EDYC 3362 is designated as a “Writing Intensive” (WIN) course in which writing will play a central role in the learning process and in which grades earned on written work will constitute a significant portion of the course grade. Prerequisites: EDYC 1304, 1308, and 2324. Admission to and in good standing in the College of Education.


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