The mission of the PTAA English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is to assist non-native speakers of English in acquiring sufficient language proficiency and independent/scientifically-based learning strategies to become successful participants in the community. The PTAA ESL Program is committed to sustaining instructional excellence through collaborative professional support, continuous monitoring of the ESL Program curricula and student services, and integration of appropriate educational technology into learning and instruction.
The PTAA English as a Second Language program (ESL) program helps students develop competency in understanding, speaking, reading and writing in English. The program provides educational experiences that will prepare the students to meet success in academics and the world of work. In addition, the nurturing of self-pride and self-identify in each student’s linguistic and cultural heritage is enhanced.