English As Second Language Course For Educators Offered at Worthington Scranton

Penn State Worthington Scranton will offer teachers an accelerated English as a Second Language (ESL) program in 2010, said John Drake, director of the campus' Continuing Education department.

By completing this program, participants will enhance their teaching credentials while helping ESL students improve their English language skills.

The first course begins Jan. 22, with the second course beginning April 9. Classes will take place on various Friday nights and Saturdays.  An additional course will be offered during the last two weeks in July, with the final two courses being held in Fall, 2010 on various weekends.

The five-course, 15-credit program satisfies state certification requirements for ESL teachers and those who earn the course certificate can also apply the earned credits toward Penn State's master's degree in teaching English as a second language.


This program is designed for teachers with a Pennsylvania Instructional I or Instructional II certificate and desire to obtain ESL Program Specialist designation, or who wish to take selected courses for professional development in language acquisition skills. It should be noted that Penn State is an Act 48 approved provider.

For more information, or to register, contact Worthington Scranton's Continuing Education department by calling 963-2600 or visit www.ws.psu.edu/CE.