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The English Language and the English Language Learner

Ever wonder how the English language developed? This micro-course examines the early roots of modern-day English and the social, political, geographical, cultural, and religious influences.

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This micro-course examines the early roots to modern-day English and the social, political, geographical, and cultural influences. This course also delves into practical application of creating integrated lessons for linguistically-diverse students.  

Upon successful completion, educators will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the influences that have impacted the evolution of English language, spelling, and pronunciation.
  • Differentiate among the various periods of English, including Old, Middle, and Modern English.
  • Determine how the English language can be unifying and divisive from a cultural and societal standpoint.
  • Explain instructional strategies that incorporate cultural and linguistic sensitivity for students acquiring Modern English.

Intended Audience:

  • Education professionals new to the field of education who want to learn instructional strategies for linguistically-diverse students
  • Veteran education professionals who want to engage linguistically-diverse 3-12 grade students
  • Education professionals who want to earn continuing professional education.
  • Education professionals who have limited time to go to face-to-face classes. 
  • Former education professionals who want to recertify teaching credentials. 

Required Course Texts:

  1. Byson, B. (2015). Made in america: An informal history of the English language in the united states. New York, NY: HarperCollins. ISBN-10: 0380713810
  2. Mugglestone, L. (2008). The oxford history of english. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN-10: 0199544395
  3. Kwok, J. (2011). Girl in translation. New York, NY: Riverhead Books. ISBN-10: 1594485151


Course details:

👩‍💻Self-paced course

⏳8 week access

🏅4.4 CEUs


  • ELELL: 312-OLN-4.4
  • ELELL: 312-OL-4.4 + Text + S/H

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