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Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Online)

Enhance and expand your knowledge and skills for effective teaching of the fast-growing population of English language learners.


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877.4LESLEY (877.453.7539)
Meet the Program Director

Laura Schall LeckreneLaura Schall-Leckrone is the program director for our ELL/TESOL programs. She has been a bilingual and Spanish teacher, and K-12 curriculum director in both urban and suburban public schools. Her teaching and research focus on preparing teachers to teach linguistically diverse youth, and pedagogy that promotes disciplinary and critical literacies. Read full profile »

Assessing and Teaching English Language Learners

ELLs"Imagine you are an eight-year-old child whose family is newly arrived in the United States and enrolled in a public school where only English is spoken... Six months later, your teacher thinks you may have a disability and refers you to special education. He does not know you are able to read well but in your native language..."  Read the article »