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Immaculata University Cohosts Symposium for Teachers Who Teach English As A Second Language

Immaculata University is partnering with the Chester County Intermediate Unit to provide a five-day English Language Learner´s Symposium for K-12 teachers and administrators from Pennsylvania. The symposium concludes Thursday, August 5.
As Pennsylvania continues to attract residents, businesses, and other constituents from all parts of the world, the need for programs that teach English as a Second Language is paramount. The symposium provides an opportunity for participants to learn and apply practical and theoretical foundations of second language acquisitions and research-based instructional practices for multilingual classrooms, to their program analysis and development. Highlights of the program include topics on Standard Aligned Systems, Response to Instruction and Intervention, and Literacy, Language Arts, and Social Studies.
Presenters for the symposium include Pèrsida Himmele, Ph.D. and William Himmele, Ph.D., national experts on English as a Second Language; Jane Hershberger, Ph.D., Migrant Education Supervisor for the Chester County Intermediate Unit; Ann Appolloni, Ed.D., Early Childhood Specialist for the Chester County Intermediate Unit; and Dr. Cheryl Micheau, senior lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania´s Graduate School of Education.
The College of Graduate Studies of Immaculata University is offering one graduate credit for participants who complete the symposium and the additional assignments. Immaculata University´s dedication to a multicultural community stems from its Cultural and Linguistic Diversity major that offers a Master of Arts in Cultural and Linguistics Diversity with concentrations in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages) or Bilingual Studies. Also available are certificates in TESOL and Pennsylvania ESL (English as Second Language) Program Specialist.
For more information on Immaculata University´s Cultural and Linguistic Diversity program, please contact the College of Graduate Studies at 610-647-4400, ext. 3220. For information regarding the Symposium or the Chester County Intermediate Unit please call 484-237-5000.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducation institution is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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