EDEL 412 - Teaching Language Arts in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Contexts

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Faculty of Education

This course is designed to help prepare teachers to develop learners' oral and written language skills in elementary classrooms, particularly for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis (FNIM) students. It offers an overview, within the Canadian context, of the linguistic, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistic backgrounds, strengths and needs of FNIM children in elementary classrooms. Topics include language acquisition, bilingualism, bidialectalism, linguistic diversity, language maintenance and loss, teaching Standard English as a second language or dialect, and materials evaluation and development. Prerequisite: EDEL 305 or consent of the Department.

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