• The percentage of international students at The New School is one of the highest among U.S. universities. The Center for English Language Studies launched the Language Support Initiative, a university-wide professional development model to equip faculty and staff to effectively teach an increasingly international, diverse student body, differentiating The New School as a leader of global education.

    The Language Support Initiative

    Through our courses and workshops, faculty and staff learn to apply the best practices and pedagogy of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Universal Design for Learning to their disciplines and courses. These training opportunities are provided by the Center for English Language Support and Services in partnership with The New School’s Faculty Center for Innovation, Collaboration, and Support. The initiative was awarded the New School Provost’s Innovations in Education Fund grant in 2018–2019 and 2019–2020.

    To date, more than 275 faculty and staff from across the university have taken advantage of our Language Support offerings. They unanimously report that these offerings have improved their teaching across the board with all populations.

    The digital Language Support Trained badge is provided to New School faculty and staff to certify that they have completed the 33-hour TESOL Methods Intensive for New School Faculty or more substantial training, such as the 132-hour noncredit Certificate in TESOL.

    Courses & Workshops for Faculty and Staff

    The center offers a flexible range of training opportunities in TESOL pedagogy designed to accommodate faculty and staff needs and schedules.

  • For questions about these training opportunities, please contact Caitlin Morgan, Senior Director of the Center for English Language Studies and Services at [email protected].

    Language Support Resource Site for Faculty

    The Language Support Resource Site* is a repository for lesson plans, teaching resources, and professional development opportunities provided by and for faculty across the university. Methods Intensive students are encouraged to submit final lesson plan assignments to the site, resulting in a constant refreshment of resources. The site is a showcase of the inclusive teaching practices of our creative and reflective faculty. To protect the intellectual property of those who contribute their lesson plans, the site has been made accessible only to faculty.

    *You need to first sign in to the Learning Portfolio WordPress platform using your NetID. After signing in, you will see a WordPress content management system; open a new tab with the same link again, and click Sign In again. You will be directed to the homepage of the Language Support Resource Site.

  • Contact Us

    Center for English Language Studies
    66 West 12th Street, 6th floor
    New York, NY 10011
    [email protected]

    Office Hours
    Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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