Shifting national demographics mean educators of all types are teaching students in many different settings who speak a variety of languages other than English. The need for qualified instructors able to bridge the language gap and help learners reach their potential is at unprecedented levels, here and abroad.
Concordia University, Nebraska’s English as a Second Language (ESL)/English Language Learners (ELL) endorsement program will provide you with the foundational level of training necessary to help you work effectively with students whose native language is not English.
Earn your ESL/ELL endorsement in just 15-credits. Individual courses are eight weeks in length and this program can be completed in 10 months.
Learn how to teach language as a fully integrated system.
Employ techniques for integrating the English language into students’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Understand ELL assessment issues, including accountability, bias, special education testing, language proficiency, and accommodations in formal testing situations.
Place ELLs in appropriate levels of instruction, reclassify ELLs, show ELL language growth, and guide ELL instruction.
Build partnerships with colleagues and students’ families, serve as community resources, and advocate for ELLs.
The next start date for ESL/ELL Endorsement is Thursday, Jan 1.
Whether you're most comfortable studying with a group of peers in class, at your own pace from the comforts of your home, or a mix of both, we offer you the choice between on-campus, online or hybrid course options.
We provide you with options so you can earn your degree in the way that works best for you.