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EDUC7615: Foundations of Bilingual and Dual Language Education [S21] [Worcester] is a Course

EDUC7615: Foundations of Bilingual and Dual Language Education [S21] [Worcester]

Jul 5 - Aug 10, 2021

$400 Enroll

Full course description

Foundations of Bilingual and Dual Language Education 

Time:  Asynchronous with no face-to-face meetings

Location: Online

Who Should Enroll?

The course is designed for any K - 12 educators interested in deepening their understanding  about the foundations of language education in the United States. 

Course Description:

The specific aim of this asynchronous, online course, is for educators to explore the characteristics of language education programs in the U.S, focused specifically on history,  attributes of language program models, political contexts, and legal foundations. These characteristics of language education programs are interrogated through a contemporary lens of equity and power. In service of this aim, educators will explore dual language models, program designs, and implementation, with an introductory focus on the competencies, knowledge, and skills for instruction and assessment in multilingual classrooms and programs. 

Course Benefits:

After participating in this course, educators will:

  • have a sense of the long history of language education dating to the inception of the U.S.
  • understand the legal precedents for current language education programming
  • make connections to how equity and power are implicated in all language programming
  • be able to walk into any school that serves multilingual students and make sense of the type of language programming that is in place
  • have the basic foundations of history and politics to move forward into deeper explorations of bilingual theory, research, and methods of instruction

Certification of Completion:

The Lynch School is a state-approved provider of Professional Development Points. 15 PDPs will be provided upon completion of the workshop sessions. 

Please note that all participants from outside Boston College will not receive academic credit nor a transcript documenting their participation in this workshop series. However, all participants will be awarded a certificate of completion and Professional Development points to apply to their professional development plans. 

Fees and Policies:

Payment is due by credit card at registration. Tuition includes all instructional materials. 

Refunds will only be granted up until the course begins. No refunds will be granted for registration or technical errors on the participant's part (such as incorrect name/email, login failure, etc.).

Additional offerings from the Lynch School Professional & Continuing Education Office can be found on our website

Course Facilitator

Jasmine Alvarado

Jasmine Alvarado is a doctoral candidate in Curriculum and Instruction at Boston College. Her research interests are in bilingual education, family engagement in U.S. schools, and the intersection of urban schooling and societal processes. She is a former dual language teacher of grades 3 and 5 in Queens, New York. During her time at Boston College, Jasmine has been working with K-6 grade teachers in elementary schools across the Greater Boston Area to promote the learning and well-being of bilingual youth and their families. 

Course Designer

Patrick Proctor

Patrick Proctor is a professor and educational researcher focusing on bilingualism, bilingual education, language, and literacy. Theoretically, his work attempts to merge critical and developmental perspectives on language, literacy, and bilingualism in education. In terms of praxis, he works directly with teachers and administrators on issues of bilingual education and language-based literacy instruction, particularly in schools and districts characterized by student (and ideally teacher) multilingualism.