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Saint Mary’s College Launches Programs to Lift Language Barriers

May 5, 2011 (Notre Dame, Ind.)—What’s keeping you from your dreams? For some, it’s a language barrier. The Saint Mary’s College Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) is launching three new efforts to lift language barriers—whether it’s learning English to succeed in college or business, or learning how to teach the language overseas in response to the global call for English language teaching.

“In the spirit of the College’s sponsors, the Sisters of the Holy Cross, CWIL promotes human transformation and systemic change, from the local to the global context, by providing challenging, justice-based educational opportunities. How better to effect change than to lift the language barriers that separate different peoples?” said Elaine Meyer-Lee, director of CWIL. “With these three programs, Saint Mary’s College hopes to make a difference in the lives of local residents as well as people in other countries.”

English Language School (ELS)

The ELS program, which begins in August, will prepare female international students for higher education in the United States. Establishing the school is part of the Saint Mary’s College initiative to internationalize the campus, which includes attracting more international students to the college. The ELS program will be offered year-round in 14-week sessions.  

English as a New Language (ENL) for Professionals

The ENL for Professionals class is geared toward adults and professionals from the South Bend-area who have basic, intermediate or advanced level English skills. The small group course, led by an instructor in the College’s Department of Modern Languages, is designed to help participants improve their English communication capability to be successful in a workplace setting. The 15-week session meets two evenings a week.   

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certification

The Saint Mary’s College Certificate in TESOL, offered for the first time from May 23-July 29, prepares individuals to teach English to non-native speakers in foreign countries. The TESOL Certificate will prepare students for possible employment opportunities as private tutors or instructors at specialized English language schools, primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, and businesses seeking to train their staff in English

 

 

 

 


 

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