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Facilitating Learning for Speakers of Non-Standardized English


Course Description

This course prepares K-12 educators with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to understand the linguistic and cultural background of academic English learners and promote their academic language proficiency and achievement. Educators will become fluent with strategies that increase students’ academic literacy and provide them with the context and strategies to access core content.


Facilitating Learning for Speakers of Non-Standardized English


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Course Presenter

Dr. Uju Anya

Dr. Uju Anya is assistant professor of clinical education at the USC Rossier School of Education Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MAT-TESOL) program. She trains graduate teaching candidates in language learning theory, bilingual education, and classroom instructional methods. Dr. Anya conducts research in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, and language learning with particular focus on race, gender, sexual, and social class identities in the language classroom. She also has expertise in service-learning and civic engagement in secondary and universitylevel language pedagogy.

Partner Profile

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has nearly 2,000 professionals in more than 50 offices around the US, in Canada and in Europe. PCG’s Education practice offers consulting services and technology solutions that help schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries of education to promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize financial resources.

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