For the third year, master's degree students at Lesley University are getting firsthand experience teaching English as a second language in Somerville public schools.
According to an announcement from the public school system, five resident interns with Lesley's Elementary Education Urban Initiative program are teaching in Somerville's Sheltered English Immersion and Unidos classrooms.
Sheltered English Immersion is for students who speak a language other than English, and it teaches them English as a second language while providing grade-specific instruction in other subjects, such as math and science. Unidos is a bilingual program where half the students are learning English and the other half are learning Spanish.
The accelerated program helps Lesley students earn a master's degree in elementary education and a license in teaching English as a second language.
According to the school district's announcement, three of last year's resident interns are now teaching in Somerville public schools full-time.
Check out the promotional video from Lesley University, which features Somerville classrooms, students and faculty.