With the first cohort in English Language Teaching and Learning underway, the School of Education will begin a second cohort at the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens in Vernon Hills Fall 2013. The programs offered are an M.Ed. in English Language Teaching & Learning and/or an English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement for teachers with a current Illinois teaching certificate. The programs provides comprehensive knowledge on English language teaching and learning, including second language acquisition theories and research, effective and innovative methods of instruction and assessment, and comprehensive knowledge about language, linguistics, language policy, and more. Candidates will leave the program with extensive knowledge and skills to meet the needs of linguistically diverse students in multiple contexts, including mainstream and English as a second language (ESL) classrooms at the P-12 levels, ESL with adult learners in the university or community college or organization context, and English as a foreign language (EFL) in the international context.
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