If you have considered becoming licensed to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction or becoming an expert to support our English Learners in your content area class, this is your opportunity to join the ESL Academies (Cohort 4). As our English Learner population increases, our district will need to increase professional ESL teachers for next 2018-2019 school year. For that reason, New Bedford Public Schools will be offering our “ESL ACADEMIES” Program to help teachers to become ESL certified. This is a GREAT opportunity for educators in New Bedford! The program is at no cost for New Bedford educators and school staff and has an application process. The classes will start on June 2, 2018 and has 3 courses: ESL MTEL Test Prep, Building New Foundations in 21st Century (ESL Teaching Part I), Building New Foundations in 21st Century (ESL Teaching Part II- Focus in Literacy). If you are interested, please click on the following links to have access to a brochure with more information, the class schedule, and the application form.
If you are accepted to take this 3 course program you will need to attend all sessions. No exceptions. (There is no make-up sessions!)
Please call Betty @ ext. 3333 if you have any questions.