ED 483D / ED 583D ELL Practicum

Instructor: Susan F. Alford, M.S.

Semester: Spring

Required Textbooks

·         Suzanne F. Peregoy and Owen F. Boyle (2001). Reading, Writing & Learning in ESL Longman (4rd ed.)

Course Description

This practicum is taken concurrently with the corresponding ESL Methods course. It provides field experience in elementary, middle, or secondary education settings. This practicum requires a minimum of 30 hours of clock hours to integrate theory and practice in the area of English as a Second Language learners.

Course Schedule

Unit

Topic

Learning Activities

 1

Course Introduction

·         Understand the requirements in the syllabus.

·         Introduce yourself to the class and instructor.

·         The student will become familiar with and complete all paperwork required in order to complete the practicum and to be placed into a classroom setting.

 2

English Language Learner Program Models

·         The student will reflect on the quality of English language learner programs.

 3

Steven Krashen’s Five Hypotheses

·         The students will identify and describe Stephen Krashen’s Five Hypotheses as seen in “Lucia Villarreal’s Classrooom”.

·         The students will identify indicators of a quality ELL classroom.

 4

CREDE Standards

·         The students will become familiar with the CREDE Standards of Effective Pedagogy as a model for ELL instruction.

 5

ELL Case Study:  Collecting Background Information

·         The students will choose a Second Language Learner to develop a case study around and will collect background information through interviews with the student and through other documentation.

 6

Virtual Observation Activity

·         The student will observe and analyze Second Language teaching settings and apply the information to their own personal setting.

 7

ELL Case Study:  Collecting Proficiency Results and Analysis

·         The candidate will administer the SOLOM Oral Language Proficiency Test and the Reading Proficiency Test on the case study subject and report their findings and analysis of the findings on the discussion board.

·         The candidate will discuss intervention plans based on their assessment of the ELL student.

 8

Ten Struggles and Suggestions

·         The students will become familiar with some of the challenges facing ESL beginning readers.

·         The students will identify methods recommended by experts in the field and examine their impact on instruction.

 9

Practicum Reflection

·         The students will practice by putting theory into practice in their classroom situations.

·         The students will reflect upon the positive/negative results from working with their students.

 10

Practicum Reflection

·         The students will practice by putting theory into practice in their classroom situations.

·         The students will reflect upon the positive/negative results from working with their students.

 11

Practicum Reflection

·         The students will practice by putting theory into practice in their classroom situations.

·         The students will reflect upon the positive/negative results from working with their students.

 12

Video Teaching 

·         The student will judge his/her own effectiveness by videotaping and then watching a lesson he/she taught.

 13

Practicum Reflection

·         The students will practice by putting theory into practice in their classroom situations.

·         The students will reflect upon the positive/negative results from working with their students.

 14

 Case Study DUE

·         The students will complete and submit their case study.

 15

All assignments due!

·         The students will finish all hours, assignments and submit their evaluation from their classroom teacher.