Dual Language

Dual language Endorsement courses for current University of Utah students.

COURSES

Standard I: Foundations of Dual Language Immersion
Course Offered Field Hours Sem/Year
WLC 5015/6015 Foundations of Dual Language Immersion F 3

The content of this course focuses on providing a historical overview and introduction to the theoretical principles and research findings underpinning dual immersion education; examination of program models and pedagogy, including Utah’s Dual Language Immersion Model; and practical application of theory and research in immersion programs.

Standard II: Foundations of Bilingual & Bicultural Education
Course Offered Field Hours Sem/Year
ECS 5634/6634 Bilingual/Bicultural Education & Immersion Education Sp 18 hrs 3

A critical examination of the foundations of bilingual/bicultural education and language issues in schools and communities, including legislation, court action, research in language learning, different language education program types (i.e. ESL, transitional, bilingual maintenance, and dual immersion education models, including Utah's dual immersion model), and an overview of bilingual bicultural instructional practices.

Standard III: Content Based Second Language Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
Course Offered Field Hours Sem/Year
LING 5812/6812 Content Based Language Instruction
F 16 hrs 3

An introduction to principles governing content-based instructions as well as a review of the educational and second language research base that supports teaching second and foreign languages through content. Also included are alternative assessment and assessment of content, principles of educational linguistics, and teaching strategies and protocols for ESL, FL, and U.S. public school content area specialist with ELLs in their classes.

Standard IV: Second Language Literacy Development
Course Offered Field Hours Sem/Year
ECS 5647/6647 Instructional Methods for Ling Diverse Popl. F, Sp 15 hrs 3

An examination of approaches and methods used in teaching language learners in K-12 public school environments, as well as the theories of language and language acquisition on which they are based. Focus on practical strategies for content area teachers and on current assessment procedures. Includes critiqued peer teaching. (Also required for required for ESL endorsement-field hours will be in ESL classroom)

Standard V: Methods of Second Language Acquisition
Course Offered Field Hours Sem/Year
EDU 5200/6200 Teacher Language Awareness S 16 hrs 3

The content of this course focuses on the knowledge of language structure and its application to teaching, and on principles of second language acquisition. The course will focus on six sub-systems of language –phonetics, phonology, morphology, orthography, semantics, syntax and text structures. In each of these areas the domain of teacher knowledge will be specific, as well as the teacher skills needed in each of these areas. (Also required for required for ESL endorsement-field hours will be in ESL classroom)

Standard VI: Practicum
Course Offered Field Hours Sem/Year
EDU 5940 or EDU 6950 Dual Immersion Practicum S 60 hrs 3

Pre-requisite: Standards I-V must be completed prior to the practicum; the practicum is the last in the sequence.
Teacher candidates are assisted in becoming reflective practitioners as they explore the role of teachers’ work through direct observation and participation. Typically completed in April.


Oral Proficiency Interview

In order to earn an endorsement in a foreign language, candidates must pass an Oral Proficiency Interview in that language. Proficiency must be demonstrated through an official OPI from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) administered by Language Testing International http://www.languagetesting.com/.
The OPI is an internationally recognized test, and ratings will be valid for licensure in most states, as well as in many other professional applications. Candidates must obtain a rating of advanced mid or higher.

Praxis II Content Knowledge Test

In order to earn an endorsement in a foreign language, candidates must take and pass the appropriate content knowledge test. Praxis II tests are available through ETS for Chinese, French, German, and Spanish; a test in Arabic is coming soon. Please contactthe Utah State Office of Education for testing requirements in other languages.

Registration

Register online at www.ets.org/praxis. Register at least one month in advance.

Test Dates

Check the website for available dates. Dates vary depending on whether the test is offered computer-based or paper-based. Some tests are not offered very frequently, so please check dates early to find a convenient test date.

Receiving Scores

Scores are posted to the candidate’s online account with ETS. You must log into the ETS website to view and print your scores. Score reports are only available for approximately one month after they are posted. Please begin checking for your scores 3-4 weeks after you have taken the test.

Tests at a Glance & Study Guides

Go to www.ets.org/praxis and click on “Prepare for a Test” under the For Test Takers heading. The drop down menu has subjects listed alphabetically. Study guides are available for purchase through ETS for select tests.

Test Codes

Chinese, Mandarin–5665
German –5183
French–5174
Spanish –5195

* Field hours in Standards II, III, IV, and V will be completed in an ESL classroom environment. You will fulfill your Dual Immersion practicum hours during standard VI.

Standard I: Foundations of Dual Language Immersion
Course Offered Field Hours Sem/Year
WLC 5015/6015 Foundations of Dual Language Immersion F 3
A historical overview and introduction to the theoretical principles and research findings underpinning dual
immersion education; examination of program models and pedagogy, including Utah’s Dual Language
Immersion Model; and practical application of theory and research in immersion programs.
Standard I: Foundations of Dual Language Immersion
Course Offered Field Hours Sem/Year
LING 6812 Content-Based Language Instruction
F 16hrs 3
An introduction to principles governing content-based instructions as well as a review of the educational and
second language research base that supports teaching second and foreign languages through content; alternative
assessment and assessment of content, principles of educational linguistics, and teaching strategies and
protocols for ESL, FL, and U.S. public school content area specialist with ELLs in their classes.
Standard I: Foundations of Dual Language Immersion
Course Offered Field Hours Sem/Year
ECS 5647/6647 Instructional Methods for Diverse Language Learners (k-12)
F, Sp 16hrs 3
An examination of approaches and methods used in teaching language learners in K-12 public school environments, as well as the theories of language and language acquisition on which they are based; focus on practical strategies for content area teachers and on current assessment procedures. Includes critiqued peer teaching.
(Also required for required for ESL endorsement-field hours will be in ESL classroom)
4. Methods of Second Language Acquisition
Course Offered Field Hours Sem/Year
EDU 5200/6200 Teacher Language Awareness OR LANG 6410: L2 Methods
F, Sp 16 hrs 3
Principles and theories of second language acquisition, and approaches and methods in second language teaching; analysis of L2 teaching materials and design of learning activities and assessment procedures; knowledge of language structure, e.g. syntax, morphology and phonology; and its application to teaching.
(Also required for the ESL endorsement-field hours will be in ESL classroom)
5. Practicum
Course Offered Field Hours Sem/Year
EDU 5940 or EDU 6950 Dual Immersion Practicum S 60 hrs 3
Starting with the beginning of teachers' public school calendar, issues related to the beginning of an effective school year will be examined. Teacher candidates are assisted in becoming reflective practitioners as they explore the role of teachers' work through direct observation and participation.
(Typically completed in April; or dovetailing with ESL placement)

Oral Proficiency Interview

In order to earn an endorsement in a foreign language, candidates must pass an Oral Proficiency Interview in that language. Proficiency must be demonstrated through an official OPI from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) administered by Language Testing International http://www.languagetesting.com/. The OPI is an internationally recognized test, and ratings will be valid for licensure in most states, as well as in many other professional applications. Candidates must obtain a rating of advanced-mid or higher.  

Praxis II Content Knowledge Test

In order to earn an endorsement in a foreign language, candidates must take and pass the appropriate content knowledge test. Praxis II tests are available through ETS for Chinese, French, German, and Spanish; a test inArabic is coming soon. Please contact the Utah State Office of Education for testing requirements in other languages.
Registration
Register online at www.ets.org/praxis. Register at least one month in advance.
Test Dates
Check the website for available dates. Dates vary depending on whether the test is offered computer-based or paper-based. Some tests are not offered very frequently, so please check dates early to find a convenient test date.
Receiving Scores
Scores are posted to the candidate’s online account with ETS. You must log into the ETS website to view and print your scores. Score reports are only available for approximately one month after they are posted. Please begin checking for your scores 3-4 weeks after you have taken the test.
Tests at a Glance & Study Guides
Go to www.ets.org/praxis and click on “Prepare for a Test” under the For Test Takers heading. The drop down menu has subjects listed alphabetically. Study guides are available for purchase through ETS for select tests.
Test Codes
Chinese, Mandarin–0665/5665
German–5183
French–5174
Spanish–5195
Note: Tests that begin with a 0 are paper-based, and tests that begin with a 5 are computer-based. Test dates will vary. *These courses are approved for student in the WLMA program only. Other students wishing to obtain the Dual Language Immersion endorsement must contact the Secondary Education Advisor or Elementary Education Advisor about required courses. Field hours in Standards II, III, IV, and V will be completed in an ESL classroom environment. You will fulfill your Dual Immersion practicum hours during standard VI.