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EDUC7616 Bilingual Literacy and Literature (Spring22) is a Course

EDUC7616 Bilingual Literacy and Literature (Spring22)

Jan 19 - Apr 14, 2022

$1,200 Enroll

Full course description

Bilingual Literacy and Literature

Time:  Asynchronous with no face-to-face meetings

Location: Online

Who Should Enroll?

The course is designed for any K - 12 educators interested in deepening their understanding about the foundations of language education in the United States. 

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide pre- and in-service practitioners exposure to contemporary issues, perspectives, and approaches for literacy instruction in bilingual education settings. These bilingual education settings include transitional and dual language bilingual education programs, and we will explore literacy instruction as it pertains within and across these different program models. At its core, the course is designed to model the types of instructional approaches it espouses. The course will be delivered bilingually, in Spanish and English. As such, the language of instruction of the course, as well as expectations for participation, are fluid and variable. The course targets a range of literacy related topics all designed to orient the bilingual educator toward bilingual literacy instruction in contemporary bilingual education contexts.

Course Benefits:

After participating in this course, educators will:

  • have a sense of the long history of language education dating to the inception of the U.S.
  • understand the legal precedents for current language education programming
  • make connections to how equity and power are implicated in all language programming
  • be able to walk into any school that serves multilingual students and make sense of the type of language programming that is in place
  • have the basic foundations of history and politics to move forward into deeper explorations of bilingual theory, research, and methods of instruction

Certification of Completion: 

Please note that all participants from outside Boston College will not receive academic credit nor a transcript documenting their participation in this workshop series. However, all participants will be awarded a certificate of completion and Professional Development points to apply to their professional development plans. 

Fees and Policies:

Payment is due by credit card at registration. Tuition includes all instructional materials. 

Refunds will only be granted up until the course begins. No refunds will be granted for registration or technical errors on the participant's part (such as incorrect name/email, login failure, etc.).

Additional offerings from the Lynch School Professional & Continuing Education Office can be found on our website

Course Designer

Patrick Proctor

Patrick Proctor is a professor and educational researcher focusing on bilingualism, bilingual education, language, and literacy. Theoretically, his work attempts to merge critical and developmental perspectives on language, literacy, and bilingualism in education. In terms of praxis, he works directly with teachers and administrators on issues of bilingual education and language-based literacy instruction, particularly in schools and districts characterized by student (and ideally teacher) multilingualism.