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Language Development for First and Second Language Learners

Course Details

Course Number
EDUC 5893
Section Number
EDUC 5893
Spring 2017
Classroom Number
SuHua Huang (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Course Objectives


  1. Students will learn specific language acquisition and development vocabulary.
  2. Students will explore theories and current methodology for teaching English language learners (ELLs).
  3. Students will be exposed to the foundation of bilingual education and English as a second language (ESL), with a strong focus on what the teacher needs to know about ELLs.
  4. Students will learn background principles and recommended strategies around the four critical dimensions of the culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) student: the sociocultural, linguistic, academic, and cognitive dimensions.
Grading Standards





            Final grade will be determined by the number of points earned through completion of the following assignments. You are required to finish all of the assignments in order to receive a complete final grade.  If you have any unfinished assignment, you will receive “incomplete” on your final grade till you completely finish all course required assignments. Meanwhile, you will lose 100 points on your final grade.




Assignment                                                    Points


Online Discussion                                           200

Sheltered ESL Lesson and Presentation         200

ESL Strategy Presentations                            150

Video Responses                                            100

Movie Listening Journal                                 100

Linguistic Community Project                        250


Total                                                               1000


Final point total will be converted to a course grade as follows:


A= 1000-900     Work that is outstanding and exemplary

B= 899-800       Work that is above the minimum requirements  

C= 799-700       Work that meets expected level of performance for most students   

D= 699-600       Work that falls short of minimum criteria

F= 599 below    Work that falls well below the expected level of performance for most students













Submission Format Policy Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Late Paper Policy


Late Assignment Policy-Assignments need to be turned in on the due date. If for some reason you are unable to upload an assignment, you must e-mail it to the instructor when it is due. Fifty Points will be deducted when it is late. Extenuating circumstances must be discussed with the instructor at least 2 days before the due date, but only one time per semester. Assignments must be turned in to D2L as stated on the course calendar.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Other Policies


Academic Honesty Policy-Honesty is a fundamental assumption in all academic activities. Students who belong to a university community have the obligation to observe the highest standards of honesty and to expect the same standards of others. “Academic honesty involves the submission of work that honestly involves the proper citation of other authors’ works.”

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

Calendar Attachment

EDUC5893(Final Copy )-20170215-150021.doc

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at