New course: Teaching English as a Second Language in Chicago


Interested in teaching English as a second language in Chicago or beyond? Check out this exciting new course!

WRD 378: Teaching English as a Second Language in Chicago
T/Th 1:00-2:30 (LPC)

The teaching of English is a worldwide phenomenon, as English has become a global language for business, technology, education, and popular culture. Teaching English is also very important in Chicago, where more than 20% of residents were born abroad and use English as a Second Language (ESL). In this class, you will discover theories and methods of second language teaching, and you will apply what you have learned as an ESL tutor/teacher for immigrants at a community center in Chicago. Through this combination of classroom study and practical experience, you will deepen your understanding of both second language learning and local immigrant communities. By the end of the quarter, you will have knowledge that could support a wide range of future endeavors, including the teaching of English in the U.S. or abroad.