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ESOL : Cross-cultural Communication

Description

Gain awareness of various cultures to promote intercultural communication and enhance instruction and learning for diverse populations. Learn about cultural orientations of various groups and use your knowledge to enhance instruction for ELLs and other students.

Learning Objectives

Domain 1 (from Florida Teacher Standards for ESOL Endorsement 2010)

  • Understand and apply knowledge about cultural values and beliefs in the context of teaching and learning of ELLs from diverse backgrounds and at varying English proficiency levels. (1.1.a)
  • Use a range of resources in learning about the cultural experiences of ELLs and their families to guide curriculum development and instruction. (1.1.c)
  • Understand and apply knowledge of concepts of cultural competence, particularly knowledge about how cultural identities affect learning and academic progress for students from diverse backgrounds and at varying English proficiency levels. (1.1.b)
  • Understand and apply knowledge about concepts related to the interrelationship between language and culture for students from diverse backgrounds and at varying English proficiency levels. (1.1.f)
  • Understand and apply knowledge about home/school connections to build partnerships with ELLs’ families. (1.1.e)

Documentation Methods

Participants must document their learning by completing the following summatives.

1 Multiple Choice Exam - Learner demonstrates knowledge of content by selecting the correct answer from the choices provided.
8 Reflections - Learner synthesizes previous knowledge and course content in order to develop a narrative response.

The summatives must meet 80% of the established criteria.

Project Team

Author: Sandra Hancock, PhD; Sandi King, MEd; Joan Ellis-Paul, EdS

Developed by Beacon Educator staff.


Course Last Updated: 2022