Students are taught the English language (reading comprehension, writing, aural comprehension, and oral fluency) through what is best described as a "natural" approach. That is, students are exposed to language appropriate to their level of comprehension and expected to produce language appropriate to their level of fluency. As proficiency increases, the complexity of language increases and vice versa. Every effort is made to create a low level of anxiety in the classroom in order to increase the risk-taking that best leads to language acquisition.
Students at DMS receive two periods of ESL instruction in place of Language Arts class.
B.A. in Russian/International Relations
M.Ed. in Language Education/ESL