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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EEC 207 Supporting Dual Language Learners and Their Families in Early Childhood

3 Credit(s) W-II
By taking this course, early educators will learn how to support dual language learners in early childhood settings. Through in-depth written projects, field-based observations and classroom activities and discussions, students will develop the capacity to effectively communicate with linguistically and culturally diverse families, support dual language development, assess the learning needs of young children who are still learning English, and design developmentally appropriate instruction that promotes dual language and literacy development. Strategies for communicating and collaborating with limited or non-English speaking families and for supporting children’s home languages will also be addressed. Includes 15 hours of field-based assignments during the semester. Prerequisites: EDC 115  or EEC 105 , and ENL 110  (or equivalent).