English As A Second Language

English Language Learner University (ELL-U) Professional Development Plan

2013

The English Language Learner University (ELL-U) Professional Development Plan was the foundation for a comprehensive framework through which professional development for educators of adult English language learners (ELLs) was developed.

Teacher Trainers

Adult ESL Teacher Credentialing and Certification

2008

This resource describes past and current efforts to professionalize the English as a second language (ESL) field.

Administrators
Teacher Trainers
Policymakers and Implementers
Instructional Staff

Improving Workplace Opportunities for Limited English-Speaking Workers: An Overview of Practice in the Manufacturing Sector

2006

This resource reports on the second phase of findings of a multi-phase project undertaken by The Manufacturing Institute of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Jobs for the Future (JFF). The report provides an overview of current practices for training and educating non-native speakers in the manufacturing sector; identifies exemplary programs; identifies factors that inhibit or support educational and training programs; and identifies recommendations for stakeholders.

Professional Development for Experienced Teachers Working with Adult English Language Learners

2010

This brief addressed topic of professional development for experienced teachers working in the English as a second language (ESL) classroom. 

Administrators
Teacher Trainers
Policymakers and Implementers
Instructional Staff

Reflective Practice in the Professional Development of Teachers of Adult English Language Learners

2008

This resource offers a brief introduction as to why practitioners engage in professional development and then goes on to describe how a teacher’s reflective practice provides data and understanding of one’s practice leading to informed decision making and professional growth.

Administrators
Teacher Trainers
Policymakers and Implementers
Instructional Staff

On the Job: ESL and Essential Skills for Work - Reading Text

2006

This guide provides examples of how ESL instructors can develop instructional activities using the learner outcomes identified in the Readers’ Guide to Essential Skills Profiles and the Canadian Language Benchmarks: English as a Second Language for Adults.

Administrators
Instructional Staff

Language for Work: CLB and Essential Skills for Trainers

2009

This guidebook was developed to help immigrants meet employment goals in the Canadian workplace by enhancing the understanding of Essential Skills (ES) for facilitators who work with immigrants.

Administrators
Instructional Staff

Health Care Career Pathways and Adult English Language Learners

2011

This report discusses health care workforce needs in entry-level, midlevel and professional positions, a profile of the changing American workforce, with a focus on adult immigrants and English language learners (ELLs) and their workforce participation, and how adult ELLs could fill health care positions.

Administrators
Teacher Trainers
Policymakers and Implementers