How does Language Acquisition Affect Learning?

Beginning Level Mentee Workshop

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When: 09-16-2017 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30AM

Language mediates all literacy forms suggesting that every content area, classroom, and educational situation could benefit from understanding how the brain learns language and how language impacts learning of higher order thinking. Participants will learn about the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NsLLT) and will have the opportunity to take away some language-based strategies for improving learner thinking.

Key Concepts: Language acquisition, language learning, Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NsLLT), language and literacy, language strategies
Learner Objectives: 1) Explain how a learner acquires language (NsLLT); 2) Show/demonstrate two strategies based on the NsLLT for improved literacy; and 3) Explain how the NsLLT can be used as a foundation for learning.
Course Number: 1706
Full Registration Price: $135.00
Pre-Registation Price: $110.00

Pre-Registration price is valid through Midnight 09-09-2017 Pacific time. You can still register up to the first day of class for full price.

  • The University of Portland
  • 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR 97203
Optional Credits:
  • ASHA CEUs - $15.00
  • WACECH - $0.00
  • University of Portland CEUs - $40.00

This workshop appears to be at capacity so online registration is unavailable. If interested in registering, please call us at (503) 670-1740, and we'll place you on a wait list to register if any openings become available.


Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information