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.

Available Sections

Starting Apr 25


Starting Apr 25

Course Fees

$545 Early Bird Discount ends on Apr 19
$595 after Apr 19


Santos Arzaga [ bio ]

close [x] Santos Alejandra Arzaga, M.A., Dual Language Immersion Teacher, Corona-Norco Unified School District, has been an educator for more than 17 years. She has served as a grade level team leader, administrator designee, ELD coordinator, ELAC presenter, and Master Teacher for UCR's School of Education. Ms. Arzaga teaches her students how important it is to be prepared to compete as citizens in a global society by being bilingual, biliterate, and multicultural.


Apr 25 - Jun 13, 2018


Online Course Moodle

Section Notes:

Special Refund Policy "A" applies.


"Teaching Reading and Writing in Spanish and English in Bilingual and Dual Language Classrooms"
Y. Freeman, D. Freeman
ISBN: 0325008019

"The Foundations of Dual Language Instruction"
Judith Lessow-Hurley
ISBN: 0132685167


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


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