Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience
Language Development (ECE 313)
Distance learning course administered through Genesis University.
April 2015 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: develop knowledge and dispositions in the theoretical perspectives and contexts of language development; summarize language development among children of diversity; explain language development and ways to enhance language development of infants and toddlers; describe language development and ways to enhance language development of preschoolers; illustrate language development and ways to enhance language development of kindergartners; identify language development and ways to enhance language development of children in the primary years; examine various language assessments; and outline the importance of fostering language development through school-home connections.
This course develops knowledge in the theoretical perspectives and major concepts of language development, including five aspects of language knowledge, levels of language knowledge, oral and written language modes, and the critical role of oral language competencies throughout the early childhood years and beyond. Additionally, students are exposed to language development and how teachers can enhance language development at each level. Students learn how to assess language development with a wide variety of assessment tools. This course also highlights how teachers can enhance language development among children with communicative disorders.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Language and Literacy, or Special Education (5/15).