ATESL has recently embarked on a comprehensive process to renew and revitalize its Best Practices document.
The emerging document is now in high demand across Canada as a comprehensive statement of beliefs about what effective ESL programming looks like. At the core of the document are 67 statements of best practice, organized into nine themes encompassing the issues surrounding the provision of ESL and LINC programming in Alberta. Each statement of best practice is illustrated by a list of indicators which demonstrate and clarify that best practice. The resource also includes an implementation guide, giving suggestions for using the document to encourage reflective practice, for program self evaluation, and for identifying effective programs.
At this link, you will find both the summary document and the full manual version of the Best Practices documents in pdf for you to download. Furthermore, you can access and download the PowerPoints of both the Administrators’ and Instructors’ workshops, delivered across Alberta earlier this year and converted into PDF format, to assist with your professional development needs.
The Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language (ATESL) is a professional organization that promotes the highest standards of teaching and English language program provision for all learners in Alberta whose first language is other than English.