BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FNSL-130 - Language & Literacy Development - 3.00 Credits

FNSL-130 - Language & Literacy Development - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will look at language, pre literacy and literacy development in children. Theories of language development and different literacy programs will be explored. The affects of language and literacy on academic development will be discussed. Cultural and second language learning issues will also be included in this course.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • First Nations Speech and Language Assistant Certificate - FNSL Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : Program admission.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:
  • articulate language development;
  • 2.
  • understand pre literacy development from a First Nations and non First Nations perspective;
  • 3. understand literacy development;
  • be aware of current literacy initiatives being used in First Nations schools;
  • be aware of the different reading programs and approaches used in B.C. schools;
  • explain how delays/disorders in speech and language can affect academic development in specific subject areas;

  • demonstrate the use of language within the classroom situation;

  • understand English as a second dialect; and
  • understand the affects that colonization and culture have on the development of language and literacy.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Whitehead, M. R. (2004). Language and literacy in the early years. Current Edition. London: SAGE.

  • Otto, B. (2002). Language development in the early years. Current Edition. Northern Illinois University: Pearson, Merrill, Prentice Hall.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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