Language Acquisition and Learning in a Linguistically Diverse Society Syllabus
This syllabus for Bank Street Graduate School of Education's Language Acquisition and Learning in a Linguistically Diverse Society course provides an extensive overview of the course themes that connect language with teaching and learning. The course provides a basic overview of linguistics and the ways humans create and manipulate language to derive a shared meaning. The course aims to deepen students’ understanding of both monolingual and multilingual language development. The syllabus outlines course goals, required readings, assignments, and other course requirements. In the course students make real-life connections through their own experiences and the experience of the group. Students also write a personal reflection of their own language development story, integrating the readings into their own experiences. Lastly, students are asked to create a professional application to demonstrate their understanding of the course’s content.