Are you seeking the Texas ESL supplemental state certification?
Master the domains and competencies of
the State Supplemental Certificate
Do you want to teach English in other countries?
Learn strategies for creating an effective
multilingual learning environment
Do you want to teach English in the U.S. to recent immigrants from other countries?
Learn how to serve as an advocate for ESL
students and facilitate family and
community involvement in their education
The English as a Second Language (ESL) program at DBU was created to serve the professional development needs of people like you - teachers in public or private schools, community program instructors and individuals who will be teaching English in other countries.
This program is designed with several options available to students:
For more information, please contact the ESL Program Coordinator, Amie Sarker, 214-333.5515.
From practitioners in the field:
"The students' excitement in studying English and their many questions have given me much joy along with strong feelings of purpose and accomplishment. I have connected with these people. In the process of sharing our lives, time, and cultures, we have developed friendships that will be cherished always." (Whitnae Barrett, DBU Graduate and ESL Teacher)
Little did I know what kind of doors would open up to me when I first decided to teach ESL. Teaching international students both in the U.S. and in Asia has been a tremendous privilege. The challenge of meeting students' needs involves creativity and diligence, but what a wonderful payoff there is. The students progress can be remarkable, and they open up their hears to their teacher in the process." (Ann Boyles, DBU Intensive English Program Director).