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SI: Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Practices for English Language Learners is a Course

SI: Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Practices for English Language Learners

Ended Jul 13, 2021
5.0 credits

Full course description

Course Introduction

Instruction for English language learners is most effective when it (1) directly supports their acquisition of vocabulary and academic language, and (2) allows them to make meaningful personal and cultural connections to the content. In this course, we will explore how teachers can accomplish this through culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogy. Topics include how to connect students’ funds of knowledge to their English language acquisition, and how to create an environment within classrooms and schools that acknowledges and values the contributions of multilingual students.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the main principles of second language acquisition for ELs
  • Describe the key features of culturally and linguistically sustaining teaching for ELs
  • Generate ideas for working in a culturally and linguistically sustaining way with ELs in your own classrooms


Course Dates

July 5 - July 12

Required Live Sessions:

None; this course is fully asynchronous


Course Instructor(s)

Dr. Peter Sayer


Summer Institute Course Theme

Teaching for Equity and Social Justice



information iconCredits: Participants will receive documentation for the successful completion of this course. No university credit will be earned. Contact hours, listed as credits on this enrollment page, are defined as time spent under scheduled instruction, which can be synchronous or asynchronous. 1 Credit = 1 Contact Hours. For additional details on how contact hours were determined for this offering, please review our Contact Hours Guide.


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