ESL in the Academy Today

  title={ESL in the Academy Today},
  author={Stephanie Vandrick and Dorothy S. Messerschmitt and Johnnie Johnson Hafernik},
As the population of the U.S. continues to change, becoming increasingly a nation of non-native speakers of English, the role of the field of English as a Second Language (ESL) has become more and more important. Long a stepchild of academe, ESL is now beginning to assume a legitimate and respected position within many American post-secondary institutions. The profession has grown from two distinct roots, a linguistic heritage grounded in American structuralism and a pedagogical heritage… CONTINUE READING