At the University of Minnesota, the following course will be offered completely online spring 2013 (beginning Jan. 22) - and for reduced tuition! This is an outstanding course for all immersion educators!
CI 5648 Advanced Practices in Teaching Academic Language
3 credits - $996 (includes tuition and all fees - this is the reduced rate)
It's designed to:
--develop teachers' expertise in analyzing and teaching academic language
--guide teachers to integrate academic language development with instruction and assessment in subject matter areas
Some issues to be addressed are:
--What are the linguistic differences between everyday language and academic language?
--How do the language demands of school vary by content area?
--How does academic language proficiency affect performance on standardized tests and other assessments?
--How can teachers scaffold academic language during instruction and assessment?
For questions or permission to register contact the instructor: Dr. Susan Ranney ranne001 at umn dot edu
Tedick, D. [LIM-A] excellent online class on academic language offered for reduced tuition! LIM-A listserv (LIM-A@LISTS.UMN.EDU, 8 Jan 2013).