English Language Learners and US Language Policy|
AMST 227, EDST 205|
|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
This course explores how explicit and implicit language policies in institutions of power affect businesses, schools, and the legal system. More specifically, the course investigates how language choices, translations, and the policies regarding both affect ESL programs in K-12 education, bilingual businesses, immigration policies, and the U.S. legal system. We will also discuss the recommendations of scholars for increasing multilingualism in business and education, improving education for English-language learners, and efforts to improve non-native English speakers' ability to navigate the legal system. The course is recommended for non-native speakers of English and anyone considering working with English-language learners such as teachers, tutors, NGO personnel, and legal or business professionals.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence (Coulthard & Johnson, 2008), The Bilingual Courtroom (Berk-Seligson, 2002) and scholarly articles by Eades, Pavlenko, Spolsky, and others.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly readings, participation in discussion and group work, short analytical assignments, discourse analysis, group presentations, mid-term paper and final paper.
|Instructor(s): Hepford,Elizabeth Ann Times: .M.W... 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 18||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 6||SO: 5||FR: 2|