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EDUC7621: Bilingualism, Second Language, and Literacy Acquisition [Contract] [F21] is a Course

EDUC7621: Bilingualism, Second Language, and Literacy Acquisition [Contract] [F21]

Oct 6 - Dec 17, 2021

$1,200 Enroll

Full course description

Bilingualism, Second Language, and Literacy Acquisition

Time:  Hybrid course model, with a majority of coursework taking place online, with periodic meetings

Location: Online

Who Should Enroll?

The course is designed for any K - 12 educators who have successfully completed EDUC7615: Foundations Of Bilingual And Dual Language Education. 

Course Description:

This course, designed specifically for practicing teachers and administrators, is a hybrid course model, with a majority of coursework taking place online, with periodic face-to-face meetings, and assignments that are meant to interface with your day-to-day responsibilities as a teacher, interventionist, specialist, or administrator.

Course Benefits:

After participating in this course, educators will have an understanding;

  • first language development, bilingual language development, and second language acquisition;
  • processes of literacy and biliteracy development and their relationship with first language development, bilingual language development, and second language acquisition;
  • theories of bilingualism as a social, cognitive, educational, and political phenomenon;
  • issues of assessment, the measurement of bilingualism, content knowledge, and English proficiency;
  • bilingualism, exceptional learners, and special education.

Certification of Completion: 

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 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.