Required for License(s):
English as a Second Language (ESL) – Initial
This course addresses normal development of expressive and receptive language in terms of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. It focuses on the language performance exhibited by different populations of children/adults with disabilities. The language of children who are bilingual/bicultural or have language difficulties is addressed. Students develop an understanding of the principles and practices related to assessment and intervention for children with language disorders. Students assess language needs and plan appropriate strategies.
This course includes a pre-practicum field-based experience.
This course may be taken either as part of a Licensure Program or as an individual course for PDPs. Graduate Credit through Fitchburg State University is available at additional cost; Master’s Degree and CAGS options are available.
Cost and Registration
This course is included in your CES Initial Licensure tuition cost if it is required for your program. If you are a Licensure Enrollee and your account is in good standing, please indicate your status when registering for the course.
This course may also be taken individually for professional development and/or license renewal.
This course includes a mix of asynchronous and synchronous online learning experiences. The first synchronous meeting session will be held at 97 Hawley St. in Northampton (pending COVID guidance) with the remaining three via Google Meet.
You will be required to log in and complete activities prior to the first online synchronous session.
Please reserve all session dates in your calendar.