Nicholas Santavicca

Associate Professor / Director, American Language and Cultural Institute

English & Communication

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Liberal Arts 308

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This course introduces and assesses the Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Standards required for by the SEI Endorsement for teacher licensure in Massachusetts. The course provides prospective teachers with theoretical, cultural, political, linguistic, and instructional tools to promote the academic and language development of English language learners. Topics will include federal and state laws/regulations related to ELL students; cultural considerations in the classroom; student and family diversity; theories about second language acquisition; basic structures and functions of language, SEI program principles and typologies, oral and written academic language development; instructional practices for different levels of learners across the content areas; differentiating for learning needs, collaboration with other professionals, families, and communities. To help you see SEI strategies in practice, you will complete a Prepracticum experience in an ELL classroom. Twenty (20) ESE mandated, pre-practicum hours are required for this course; observations sites will be arranged by CVPA faculty with discussion prompts provided by course instructor.

Lecture based course through the application of theory. This course prepares candidates to integrate literacy and sociolinguistics across instructional contexts to support understandings, construction, and development of the English language. This course highlights facilitation, mediation and intervention in the development of English as a second, foreign or other language through instruction across myriad educational contexts including, but not limited to: very young learners, K-12, adult, mixed level, nationally and abroad, in formal and informal, and private and public schools. The course foregrounds the connection between language, literacy, and sociolinguistics as a vehicle for developing and articulating one's personal praxis in TESOL.

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Online and Continuing Education Courses

A fourteen week full-time classroom experience under the direction of university supervisor and supervisor practitioners.

An introduction to issues of language development, the role of culture, and linguistic repertoires pertinent to teaching and learning. Includes theories of second language development and culturally relevant pedagogy and their role in the development of various literacies.

This interactive online workshop offers a review of ESL MTEL test content, with discussion of multiple choice and open responses needed for the test. Study strategies will cover each of the test objectives, including linguistics and sociolinguistics, language acquisition, knowledge of ESL instructional approaches, teaching in the 4 domains, and assessment for English language learners.
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Lecture based course through the application of theory. This course prepares candidates to integrate literacy and sociolinguistics across instructional contexts to support understandings, construction, and development of the English language. This course highlights facilitation, mediation and intervention in the development of English as a second, foreign or other language through instruction across myriad educational contexts including, but not limited to: very young learners, K-12, adult, mixed level, nationally and abroad, in formal and informal, and private and public schools. The course foregrounds the connection between language, literacy, and sociolinguistics as a vehicle for developing and articulating one's personal praxis in TESOL.
Register for this course.

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