Over the past two decades, the Twin Cities have enjoyed a significant rise in Hmong, Hispanic, Somali and other immigrant populations. Since 1979, the number of children speaking a language other than English at home has grown by more than 150 percent. To meet this growing need, the University of St. Thomas is offering an opportunity for licensed teachers to earn their Master of Arts in Teaching with an Endorsement in English as a Second Language.
In the English as a Second Language program, you will:
- Explore second language acquisition and development
- Study bilingualism
- Understand language universals
- Examine sociolinguistics
- Evaluate the roles culture and society play in the acquisition of ESL