Understanding and Promoting the Development and Learning of Young Dual Language Learners (DLL1)
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Understanding and Promoting the Development and Learning of Young Dual Language Learners (DLL1)

About this Course

In this course, you’ll learn about the major stages of learning the English language and use that information to help your children make the necessary adjustments needed when learning more than one language. In each cycle of this course, we will explore specific evidence-based strategies to help you engage dual language learners in your centers or family child care homes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the major stages of second language acquisition for preschool children who are learning English
  • Know and understand how children can learn more than one language during the early childhood years and how this positively influences brain development
  • Understand the importance of supporting the home language of dual language learners and learn classroom strategies to support home language maintenance
  • Demonstrate knowledge of specific instructional strategies that will help dual language learners acquire English language skills
  • Learn interactive storybook reading strategies that are appropriate for young dual language learners

These strategies are job-embedded and will need to be implemented with the dual language learners in your setting.

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