This course provides elementary and secondary educators with knowledge of key principles and methodologies that undergird and support English language acquisition. The primary focus of the class is to share a variety of instructional strategies that can benefit all students. Topics include first and second language acquisition models, variables affecting limited English proficient learners, learning strategy research, and instructional strategies for developing English proficiency in young learners. Instructional strategies include content-based language instruction, learning strategy training, use of cooperative learning, use of graphic organizers, whole language approaches, teaching across the curriculum, and assessment strategies. Legal issues and home/school relations will be addressed.