Happy New Year, everyone! I wanted to alert everyone to a special LINCS event coming up this week. If you teach English learners who are working (or who aspire to work) toward a high school equivalency exam, please join us on Wednesday, January 6 for a discussion in the LINCS Reading and Writing Communnity with expert Adult Basic Education teacher Kristine Kelly.
I'm looking forward to being part of a robust discussion on this critically important topic! Please join us to share your thoughts and pose your questions!
Take care, Susan Finn Miller
Moderator, English Language Acquisiton CoP
Please see moderator Steve Schmidt's invitation to this discussion below.
<<On Wednesday January 6th, our community and the English Language Acquisition Community will host a day-long discussion with ATLAS's Kristine Kelly about English Language Learners (ELL) who have moved to Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes.
Just because an ELL post-tests out of Advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) does not mean they leave their language needs at the door! For those instructors with no formal ESL teacher training, it can be tough to serve these students, especially in ways that help them to feel as "at home" in ABE classes as they often felt in their ESL classes. Through participating in this discussion, adult educators will gain valuable insight on how to better serve ELLs who are increasingly a part of our ABE classrooms.
Please come with your questions and comments this Wednesday!
See you soon,
Steve Schmidt, Moderator
LINCS Reading and Writing Community