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ES-10039-70

West Chester University (West Chester, PA 19383-0001)
W. E. Page (Project Director: March 1970 to present)

Program of Instruction for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

TESOL (teaching of English to speakers of other languages) program for undergraduates and experienced teachers. Focus on sociological and linguistic problems of cultural minorities, with special attention to language problems of Puerto Ricans and ghetto Negroes who speak non-standard English. ABSTRACT: TESOL (teaching of English to speakers of other languages) program for undergraduates and experienced teachers. Focus on sociological and linguistic problems of cultural minorities, with special attention to language problems of Puerto Ricans and ghetto Negroes who speak non-standard English. Traditional English courses cannot reach students for whom standard English is second language. Hinders learning in all other areas. Growing number of Puerto Rican workers plus sizable Negro minority make problem especially pressing West Chester. Lack of English limits work and social contacts, creates isolated Spanish and ghetto communities. Language reinforced by peers. Creates vicious circle which must be broken. Funds for salaries, supplies

Project fields:
Languages, General

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$19,755 (approved)
$19,755 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1970 – 1/31/1971