Thirty priests, nuns and religious brothers from 12 countries on five continents are converging on Sacred Heart School of Theology this summer to learn English.
The students, whose backgrounds in English range from those with virtually no knowledge of the language to more advanced students, will receive specialized instruction aimed at their particular needs, through intensive classroom work, social activities, and outings in the greater Milwaukee community.
Enrollment in SHST's summer English-as-a-Second-Language Program has grown in recent years as the program has gained an international reputation.
Countries represented include: Burundi, Brazil, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Indonesia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Poland, Spain, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
Most of the students come for two consecutive intensive seven-week sessions, while a few come only one session, and others may stay for the academic year.