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When English Is Not Your First Language

Foreign languages don't come easily to some people and the University's ESL (English as a Second Language) Community Outreach Program is ready to help those in need of English language instruction living and working in the community or visiting the area for a period of time.

The program will be offered once a week on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for 10 weeks, running Feb. 22 through May 3. The cost to community members is $25 to cover materials (WCU employees may attend free).

Classes are taught by volunteer graduate students enrolled in the University's master of arts in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) program in the Department of Languages and Cultures. The master's program is primarily designed for those preparing to teach English to learners whose first language is not English, and for pre-certified teachers who wish to develop their field-related expertise in the area of second language teaching, curriculum design, assessment, language program development, and educational leadership and advocacy.

Jelena Colovic-Markovic is the assistant professor of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) who oversees the ESL program. Contact her for more information: 610-436-3371 or