EDUC 401A: Teaching/Tutoring English Language Learners

Pipeline Students and TutorsAre you interested in learning more about the world of K-12 education?
Thinking of teaching as a possible career?
Would you like to make a difference in the life of a young person?

If so, check out the Inner Pipeline seminars offered by The Pipeline Project during Spring Quarter 2013. Students receive credit for attending a seminar once a week and tutoring in Seattle schools or community organizations for 2.5 hours or more per week. One of these seminars, EDUC 401A: Teaching/Tutoring English Language Learners, is a great opportunity for those of you who are thinking about going into English teaching to gain experience.

Teaching/Tutoring English Language Learners
Time: Wednesdays, 4-5:20
Location: MGH 251
Seminar start date: 4/10
Facilitator: Pei-Chia Wanda Liao

Course description:
The number of English Learners has increased by over 50% in the last decade, with some states, like South Carolina and Indiana, experiencing extremely rapid growth of English Learner populations (400-800% increases). Some demographers predict that in 20 years the ratio of ELL students to English-only students could be one in four (Feriazzo & Sypnieski, 2012). With growing number of English language learners in the US, it is important for educators to be more linguistically and culturally responsive. This seminar will introduce students to major themes situated at the intersection of race, learners’ agency, identities, and educational issues in general.

More information may be found on the Pipeline website:

All students should attend a mandatory Pipeline orientation prior to the first class session. You may sign-up and rsvp at:

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