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JCFPL’s Learning Center Forms Partnership with NYU

The Learning Center at JCFPL is proud to announce its partnership with NYU’s Master of Arts Program for Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL).  

The MA TESOL students from NYU will be both participant observers and teaching interns in the Learning Center’s English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. This opportunity will allow NYU’s grad students to learn through the mentorship of the Learning Center’s first-rate ESL educators, as well as through their interactions with the adult learners in Learning Center classes. 

“We are so excited about this partnership,” said Heather Woodley, who heads up this program at NYU. “The majority of our NYU students actually live now in Jersey City, and this partnership will give them the opportunity to learn about their diverse communities while also developing their teaching skills and supporting their own neighbors.” 

Eric Trader, Learning Center Director, heartily agreed. “This is such a win for all of us. Not only is JCFPL now a part of training the next generation of ESL professionals, but everyone in our program—students and teachers alike–gets to benefit from the fresh ideas and passion that these NYU students will bring to our classrooms.” 

If you’re an experienced, certified, or pre-service teacher who would like to join our team, please register here.  

If you are a student who would like to be part of the fun, please contact us here.