Courses

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At The City College of New York I have taught the following graduate and undergraduate courses in the Bilingual Education & TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Programs:

  • Education that is Multicultural (EDCE 5700C):  This course analyzes the various components of a desirable education in a pluralistic society; provides opportunities for developing curriculum and strategies which reflect respect and dignity for all people; examines students’ needs within a humanistic framework; critically examines instructional materials for bias.

* EDCE 5700C also runs over the winter session (January) as a study abroad course in Oaxaca, Mexico.  If you are interested in taking the class in 2017, please contact me!  The course is open to grads and undergrads across CUNY, as well as students in different majors.

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Oaxaca Study Abroad Info for January ’17

  • Bilingual Student Teaching Seminar and Supervision (EDCE 41600 & 0502G):  This weekly seminar addresses applications of the principles of teaching to all aspects of the curriculum:  understandings and skills to plan a coherent and integrated curriculum; assessment systems that inform teaching and support student learning; developing classroom structures, routines, teaching strategies and skills that build community and maintain discipline with a range of learners.  Special emphasis is given to match instruction approaches with the needs and interests of diverse learners as well as how to build a respectful and productive classroom environment and effective home-school relations.
  • Theories, Policies and Programs for Emergent Bilingual Students (EDCE 5300C):This course explores the historical background, policies, approaches and theoretical foundations of bilingual education and other educational programs for immigrant, bilingual and language minority students.  It also considers the social, cultural, political and economic context that surrounds the education of immigrant students in urban schools.
  • Research Seminar in Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (EDCE 2205I & 2905I): Part 1 -This weekly seminar addresses applications of the principles of teaching to all aspects of the curriculum:  understandings and skills to plan a coherent and integrated curriculum; assessment systems that inform teaching and support student learning; developing classroom structures, routines, teaching strategies and skills that build community and maintain discipline with a range of learners.  Special emphasis is given to match instruction approaches with the needs and interests of diverse learners as well as how to build a respectful and productive classroom environment and effective home-school relations.  Part 2 – Students carry out their study designed in the previous semester and learn how to analyze, write about, and present the data collected.
  • Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language (EDCE 5400C):

    This course is designed to examine the various theories and practices involved in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. The students will be introduced to methods and materials useful in teaching English to non-native speakers, especially Spanish-speaking children in elementary and secondary schools. Applicability of modern structural studies of that language to such teaching and appropriateness of various techniques and aides for different age levels are explored.