EMU to help teachers address students whose main language isn't English
Eastern Michigan University has received a $2.6 million federal grant designed to train teachers in Michigan to help students learn English as a foreign language. The grant will assist 300 teachers address the more than 90,000 Michigan students whose primary language is not English, according to federal data. The grant, which runs over five years, allows EMU to train about 60 teachers a year in how to support English learners in content area classes by helping them improve writing and language skills for English language learners, according to a news release from EMU. Participating teachers will enroll in EMU's Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program.
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