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English As A Second Language

Project SHINE ESL Health Units

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2008
This is a series of health literacy units for ESL students. Please see abstract for links to all five units. 
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Teachers

Principles of Instructed Second Language Acquisition

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2008
This resource offers ten principles on second language acquisition to guide teachers in teaching English as a second language. 
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Local Program Administrators
Researchers
Teachers

Dialogue Journals: Interactive Writing to Develop Language and Literacy

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2000
Describes the teaching method of “dialogue journals” as an interactive, student-centered way for teachers to open channels of communication with their students in a natural context.
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Local Program Administrators
Teachers

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

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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...
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Local Program Administrators
Teachers

Language for Work: CLB and Essential Skills for Trainers

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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.
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Local Program Administrators
Teachers
Trainers

Adult ESL Teacher Credentialing and Certification

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2008
This resource describes past and current efforts to professionalize the English as a second language (ESL) field.
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Policymakers

Survival Literacy Training for Non-Native-English-Speaking Workers

2010

This resource provides an overview of levels of literacy and language proficiency of non-native speakers of English and the challenges they might encounter in the labor market. In particular, the...

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 (...

Professional Development for Experienced Teachers Working with Adult English Language Learners

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2010
This brief addressed topic of professional development for experienced teachers working in the English as a second language (ESL) classroom. 
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers
ESL Instructors

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

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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...
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Instructors
Curriculum Developers

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