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Resources for teachers of English Language Learners
In this space, you’ll find resources and information to use as teachers of English language learners.
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Teachers of English language learners often struggle to communicate with non-English speaking students and families.
The language barrier is very concerning because families and students often feel frustrated. Luckily, there are a number of applications available that help bridge that communication gap. Next, I show you how to use talkingPoints to communicate with non-English speakers.
Have you experienced welcoming a newcomer student that speaks NO English? Or trying to communicate with a parent that speaks limited English? Well, I have. I have met families that speak NO English nor Spanish and have felt very impotent when I couldn’t communicate. Keep reading...
Over the last years, I have had the opportunity of leading ESL teacher interviews in my school district. I have seen teachers interview very well and others not at all. There are several things that can make or break an interviewee.
Getting an offer depends on how well a teacher does during the interview. Unfortunately, teachers don’t have as long as before to prove themselves. Most ESL teacher interviews will only last from 30 to 45 minutes.
ESOL teachers must prepare to show various attributes such as their education and knowledge. Experience is also an important part of a teacher’s repertoire about teaching English language learners. However, work experience can only be demonstrated when available. Keep reading...