English as a Second Language

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program focuses on teaching English to those who do not practice it as their native language. As such, it consists of two parts – understanding different cultures and teaching the basics of the English language. In the first part, you will be taught how to communicate across cultures and how to adapt to living in foreign countries, which is a probable outcome of this program, while in the second part, you will explore the development and the various dialects of the American English language, study the basics of linguistics and then be taught how to teach specific areas of English, such as reading, pronunciation, grammar, idioms and sentence composition. You will also be trained in various one-on-one and classroom teaching methods, and may also take foreign language courses as electives.