Graduate Programs: Advanced Courses in English as a Second Language and Cross-Cultural Studies

Through Brown University's Department of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies Masters Studies in English as a Second Language, the Education Alliance offers a series of advanced courses in English as a second language and cross-cultural studies. The program incorporates second language acquisition research, culturally responsive pedagogy, and practical experiences to build the candidate's foundational knowledge.

Project Journey (2012-2017) 

A National Professional Development Program providing scholarships for high school teachers of STEM content from Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls, and Woonsocket, RI.  The goal of the Project is to increase the capacity of Rhode Island’s high school Science, Mathematics, and Technology teachers to deliver high quality instruction to high school level English learners (ELs). Candidates complete 8 courses plus a final leadership project that addresses the education of ELs.   Contact: Esmeralda Lopez (Esmeralda_Lopez@brown.edu)

Project Engage (2016-2021) 

A National Professional Development Program providing scholarships for K-5 teachers from Central Falls, East Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket, RI. The goal of the Project is to increase the capacity of Rhode Island’s elementary teachers to deliver high quality instruction to elementary level English learners (ELs) in high incidence districts. Candidates must complete the required course content for a Master's in English as a Second Language and Cross Cultural Studies, and for Rhode Island ESL certification.   Contact: Esmeralda Lopez (Esmeralda_Lopez@brown.edu)

Additional Brown University resources are available at the Graduate School and the Office of Financial Aid.