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Learn ways to support literacy and oral language development for elementary and secondary school students with linguistic principles.

 

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Professor

Lucie Wisco, M.Ed., M.A.

Lucie has a Masters in Education and Psychology, English Language and Literature from Masaryk University

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Designed to help future teachers and educators understand the aspects of language and linguistic principles that underlie oral and written language development, and how this knowledge is relevant to teaching.

Using linguistic principles, students learn ways to use this information to support literacy and oral language development for elementary and secondary school students. Emphasis is on a thorough, research-based understanding of phonology, morphology, orthography, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics. Issues of linguistic diversity and second language learning are addressed.

Sample Lesson List

  • Understanding Language, Literacy and Thought
  • Understanding English Phonetics
  • Understanding Language Variation and American Dialects
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