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EDCI 516: Bilingualism and Language Acquisition Research

Important: For the most up-to-date information, refer to the official George Mason Course Catalog

General Information

Credits: 3


Examines first and second language acquisition theories past and present. Explores how PK-12 bilingual and multilingual learners' cultures and languages are valuable assets in classrooms and addresses implications for instruction and assessment. Develops understanding of research around instructional environments that promote bilingualism and biliteracy. Fieldwork hours are required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (EDRD 515*B- or 515*XS) and (EDUC 511B- or 511XS) and (EDUC 537B- or 537XS).
* May be taken concurrently.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.
XS Requires minimum grade of XS.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

Semesters taught: Fall, Summer, and Spring

Current Sections

This course is not offered this semester.

Upcoming Sections

  • Fall 2024, Section: DL1, CRN 81167, Format: Online, Instructor: Lily LePelch
Prior Sections (partial list)