The New York Times has a great infographic on the growing need for ESL teachers over the past decade:
Matt Soerens, the author of Welcoming the Stranger: Love, truth and compassion in the immigration debate, has recently started a new website offering a forum to learn about and discuss issues around immigration.
In light of the current prevalence of English Only bills on Official English going through congress, I’ve been reading more about the controversy. Part of the debate surrounding immigration in the US is the issue of making English THE ‘official language’. While there is great value in a common language and English education being available more broadly than it is, as a TESOL professional, I maintain an English only policy would only have negative consequences for the country at large. Here are a few reasons: