Reading and Biliteracy in a Second Language

Reading and Biliteracy in a Second Language

Course Number: EDUC X426.53

4 units

Designed to prepare you to better understand the interrelatedness among the four domains of language (listening, speaking, reading and writing), in both the primary and second languages of your students. Critical features of educational programs for dual language/two-way bilingual immersion will be stressed. Research and instructional strategies that include program implementation, comprehensive literacy instruction, differentiation, literacy assessment, and evaluation tools will be presented. Examination of instructional strategies and materials that focus on how children learn two languages will include:

  • phonemic awareness
  • decoding
  • word attack skills
  • vocabulary development
  • transferring skills to a target language to enhance reading

Candidates will review the processes of how to adapt and to evaluate district/state required materials in order to meet the unique needs of all students. With this focus, you will strengthen your instructional practices in bilingual education settings.


Passage of CSET LOTE III: Spanish Language Fluency and completion of the CLAD Through CTEL Certificate or an EL Authorization.


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