Resources for Teachers of English Language Learners

Instructor: Eric Campos

Eric has tutored in English, writing, history, and other subjects.

If you are teaching English as a foreign or second language, there are several resources you can take advantage of. Read on to learn about a couple of these resources.

Discovering Resources for English Language Teachers

As with any kind of subject, you not only want to be skilled in English, but also on methods of teaching your students that are effective. At your school, you probably have colleges and a department you can draw insight from, but there are other organizations that can provide additional training and knowledge to help you become the best educator possible for ELL students. Below are a couple of examples.

Teachers of English To Speakers Of Other Languages

TESOL is an international association of professionals whose goal is to enhance the quality of instructing students in the English language. The TESOL does this in several ways, including publishing research, helpful blogs, and newsletters. These can open you up to new teaching ideas in addition to potentially connecting you with the English language teaching community. TESOL also offers online courses and seminars on various subjects, including:

  • Grammar 1: Phrasal Structures
  • Grammar 2: Multiclause Structures
  • ESL for the Secondary Mathematics Teacher
  • Teaching Reading and Writing Online
  • Teaching Vocabulary and Grammar Online

The Center for Applied Linguistics

CAL is an excellent resource to go to for all language teachers. CAL Solutions PreK-12 EL Education offers several workshops designed to help improve the performance of English learners by providing training and tools to the teachers. Offerings include research-based materials for you to read and sample, as well as various seminars or institutes that you can attend.

ELL Teaching Resources actually has online resources specifically tailored to help you expand upon ways to present English language material to your students. Explore effective strategies for teaching students in the How to Teach Vocabulary to ESL Students lesson. For additional ideas on broadening your lesson plans we also offer the ESL Curriculum Development lesson.

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