This course explores the experiences of teaching students in K-12 classrooms who speak English as a Second Language. This course will consider: laws & policies relevant to the experience of English learners, conceptions of English proficiency and language assessment, theories of second language learning and acquisition, the social experience of English Learners, teaching and assessment strategies (including specific attention to written and oral language literacy), methodological approaches, and effective assessment and evaluation techniques. Class members will draw on their theoretical understandings to resolve practical problems. Lecture and seminar components. This course is a prerequisite for the MAT program. Prerequisites: EDUC/PSYC 368, or permission of the instructor.