English Language Arts Supervisor:
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Supervisor: Enrique Lomba
The goal of the English Language Arts & English as a Second Language (ESL) Department is to develop individuals that can communicate proficiently, for a multitude of purposes and audiences. Our students are exposed to a myriad of literary and informational texts that expose them to historical, cultural and societal events that help shaped the literature of the time. With the use of primary and secondary resources, technological media, critical thinking, textual analysis and correct language usage they are continuously being developed in written and oral forms of discussion on a variety of topics. Written works produced include argumentative, persuasive, and research papers. Oral discussions may take the form of informal class discussions, Socratic Seminars and debates. Our academic commitment also extends to those students learning English as a Second Language (ESL). In conjunction with our intensive academic ESL program and exposure to the regular English curriculum, students not only receive support in the learning of the language but, also in adjusting to the cultural differences they encounter. In the end our goal is to ensure that we develop literate beings able to communicate effectively in any forum or medium as they move on to higher education and eventually the workplace.