In high schools, churches, and community centers around the country, dedicated teachers are helping to make the English language more accessible. Using practical applications and specialized training, these teachers are giving immigrants the language tools they need to start to assimilate.
Teaching English Second Language certification or TESL allows teachers to gain the special qualifications necessary to bring English to new American neighbors.
Another exciting development is how some immigrants are at least getting a foundation in English from the radio. In large cities around the country, immigrants can find radio programs that help them learn the basics of America’s most common language. While this type of instruction probably would not be enough to completely learn English, it gives people a start.