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Surveying Adult English Language Learners

Colleagues,

I am looking to create a survey for adult ESOL students to identify the most important content areas/topics for a new ESOL curriculum that will be used in classes taught by full-time teachers in New York City. The curriculum will be content based and behavioral change goal oriented. 

My goal is to create a short, simple, and effective survey. I plan to use one of the frequency questions below with a list of topics below it and two open ended questions. The responses follow each question.

Call for Proposals for Meeting Challenges, Exploring Solutions in the Adult ESOL Classroom Conference Saturday, October 29th

Hi all,

Announcing the second annual Meeting Challenges, Exploring Solutions in the Adult ESOL Classroom Conference Saturday, October 29th.  This one day conference, co-sponsored by The New School and the Literacy Assistance Center, will take place at The New School, 66 West 12th Street, New York City.

We invite you to submit proposals for presentations, workshops and panel discussions of 45 or 90 minutes duration. Poster session proposals are also welcomed. Computers and projectors will be available.

New International Online Course for ESOL Teachers

Dear colleague: We are happy to announce a new free online course for ESOL teachers who work with students at the lowest literacy levels. There will be participants from Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Spain, and Turkey. All of the documents, readings, and discussions will be offered in English, Finnish, German, Spanish, and Turkish. There will be opportunities for international discussions using English. Please read the official announcement below..  

The link for enrollment is below. 

How to Use Comic Strip Making Websites to Enhance Your Teaching

Dear colleagues, 
Just wanted to share my new article, ''How to Use Comic Strip Making Websites to Enhance Your Teaching, at:

Call for proposals for "Meeting Challenges, Exploring Solutions in the Adult ESOL Classroom"

Proposals from ESOL educators and program administrators sought for Conference: Meeting Challenges, Exploring Solutions in the Adult ESOL Classroom

This conference, co-sponsored by the New School and the Literacy Assistance Center, will take place at the New School, 66 West 12th Street,  New York City on October 24th.

Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching: a guide for teachers

Hi all,

Here is an interesting resource on using mobile technology in teaching English.  How are ESOL teachers using mobile devices with students?

Submitted by ellenpd on 11 February, 2015 - 11:03

Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Lucy Norris and Jim Donohue

Guest Discussion: Staying Healthy for Beginners Curriculum

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our guest discussion about an exciting new curriculum, created for beginner ESOL students:

Staying Healthy for Beginners: An English Learner’s Guide to Health Care and Healthy Living

ELL Accommodations with TABE 9 & 10

Dear Colleagues,

In your state Adult Education Assessment Policies, how many of you have a documented procedure for providing accommodations to English Language Leaners on the TABE 9 & 10 assessment (not the CLAS-E).  The only guidance I could find from McGraw-Hill was vague at best:  https://www.ctb.com/ctb.com/control/researchArticleMainAction?topicId=390&articleId=475&p=ctbResearch

DOL Newsletter: Apprenticeships; foreign-trained health care workers; second chance employment; career resources for women

The following briefs and links are from the Department of Labor newsletter of July 2, 2014.

ApprenticeSHIPS Are a Win-Win for San Diego

Job Posting for Massachusetts ABE State Director--Deadline Extended

Massachusetts is seeking an ABE State Director. Please access the link below for a description of the position. The application deadline has been extended to February 10, 2014.
https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/31100001/job/job_view.do?postingId=J39183&code=search.public&federalStimulus=no&companyId=4

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