In a K-12 setting, teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) offers teachers autonomy, opportunities to collaborate, variety in teaching settings and methods, and the opportunity to work with students and families from diverse backgrounds. Teachers of English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) are often advocates for their students and trainers of their colleagues in the mainstream.
Our philosophy holds that all children, regardless of cultural and linguistic background, can and must be supported to reach their maximum potential. We believe language learning and academic success are inextricably intertwined, and teachers of ESOL focus on both. Our purpose is to prepare the highest-quality teachers able to meet the challenges of today’s linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms.
We offer individualized programs that combine theory with its practical application. Our faculty is highly experienced with specialties in cross-cultural psychology and processes, methods of TESOL, child and adult language acquisition, teaching language in early grades, and English grammar. We enjoy numerous collaborative relationships with national and state professional organizations and community-based organizations, as well as a wide range of schools and districts locally and regionally.