Nicholas Santavicca

Assistant Professor / Director, American Language and Cultural Institute

English & Communication

508-999-9271

qvdqwdylffdCxpdvvg1hgx

Liberal Arts 308


Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

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.

Offering students a detailed examination of selected topics of interest in American Language & Cultures. Special topics courses are offered to meet the special needs or interests of a group of students and pilot new courses. Consent of Director or Program Designee required for placement. Repeatable course for Levels 2-4 in the ALCI.

Offering students a detailed examination of selected topics of interest in American Language & Cultures. Special topics courses are offered to meet the special needs or interests of a group of students and pilot new courses. Consent of Director or Program Designee required for placement. Repeatable course for Levels 2-4 in the ALCI.

Introduction to writing, analysis, and survey of academic subject areas with attention to academic discourse styles and vocabulary. The course cultivates skills to support the academic experience of international students enrolled in American university classes. Special attention is gives to cross-disciplinary research, collaboration, the writing process, content organization and presentation development, editing and proofreading, listening and speaking. The course is designed to enhance students' lingusistic repertoires, valuing communicative competencies that enable full participation with peers

Introduction to writing, analysis, and survey of academic subject areas with attention to academic discourse styles and vocabulary. The course cultivates skills to support the academic experience of international students enrolled in American university classes. Special attention is gives to cross-disciplinary research, collaboration, the writing process, content organization and presentation development, editing and proofreading, listening and speaking. The course is designed to enhance students' lingusistic repertoires, valuing communicative competencies that enable full participation with peers

Introduction to writing, analysis, and survey of academic subject areas with attention to academic discourse styles and vocabulary. The course cultivates skills to support the academic experience of international students enrolled in American university classes. Special attention is gives to cross-disciplinary research, collaboration, the writing process, content organization and presentation development, editing and proofreading, listening and speaking. The course is designed to enhance students' lingusistic repertoires, valuing communicative competencies that enable full participation with peers

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.

Study of the structures and conventions of language use in context, including the social meaning of language variation. Course will offer a foundational "tool box" for working with language (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics). Attention will be given to both the functions of language in context (style, grammar, rhetoric, semantics, constraints, discourse, and genre) and historical, geographical and cultural variations in usage.

Study of the structures and conventions of language use in context, including the social meaning of language variation. Course will offer a foundational "tool box" for working with language (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics). Attention will be given to both the functions of language in context (style, grammar, rhetoric, semantics, constraints, discourse, and genre) and historical, geographical and cultural variations in usage.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

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

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.

Request edits to your profile