Are you interested in pursuing a career in adult ESL? Have you already gained skills and experience working with English language learners and now seek advanced training? Welcome to the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education program at CU Denver.
Course work includes language teaching methodology, language acquisition, linguistic analysis of English, multicultural foundations, assessment, literacy, and other areas. Our outstanding faculty will help you to develop your skills and put you in touch with the latest theories, issues, and innovative teaching strategies. Courses, labs, and practica emphasize scholarly approaches to complex problems of practice and feature interactive, collaborative, and practical approaches to working with English language learners.
We emphasize a socio-cultural approach to issues of language and learning, acknowledging the legitimacy of linguistic and cultural differences, and recognizing that academic settings represent important socializing forces in students' lives. We emphasize the "whole learner" in our teaching and in teacher education, understanding that individuals do not merely add a language to their repertoire of communication but make fundamental identity adjustments as they progress in their studies.
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