English as a Second Language

Why Study English as a Second Language at Elms College?

The English as a second language (ESL) teacher preparation program is based on the philosophy that proficiency in English is essential to prosper in American society.

To help students whose first language is not English, it is important to understand and respect their native language and culture. In our program, you become skilled in teaching English and learn to be comfortable reading, writing, and conversing in a foreign language.

What Can You Do With an English as a Second Language Degree?

Graduates have gone on to teach in schools or pursued their master's degree in English as a second language. Initial teaching licenses earned at Elms College qualify candidates to begin teaching in Massachusetts and more than 40 states, islands, and territories, including all of the New England states.

What's the Next Step?

Take a look at the curriculum for our program, contact us to learn more, or sign up for a campus visit. Ready to apply? You can do it online.

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Division of Education
Mary Claffey Janeczek, Ed.D.