2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog
East Stroudsburg Normal School opened it doors on September 4, 1893. Today, ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 58 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees and is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog > Academic Programs and Courses > Professional and Secondary Education > PSED - Prof and Secondary Education Courses > 400 > PSED 430
This course provides the understanding for and appreciation of linguistic and cultural diversity, and enhances the knowledge and skills of teachers working with culturally and linguistically divers students in the classroom. The areas of emphasis include: a) the legal, historical and cultural implications of ELLs in the mainstream classroom and difference among home and school cultures, especially as they relate to language; b) a brief overview of first and second language acquisition theories; c) developmentally appropriate teaching strategies to enhance English language proficiency and academic success of ELLs; and d) Pennsylvania standards and the Pennsylvania ELL assessment systems. (This course is not part of ESL Specialist endorsement).
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