This resource package provides a basic introduction to teaching English as a second language for those instructors in community ESL programs who may not have training and background in TESL. It includes brief introductions to TESL and adult learning principles, cultural diversity, learning styles, the Canadian Language Benchmarks, lesson planning, ESL literacy, and selecting resources. The core of the resource is a curriculum which sequences CLB competencies, grammar, literacy (reading, writing, numeracy), themes, activities and resources through 8 levels (CLB 1-8). Also included in the resource are descriptions of common ESL instructional activities as well as some assessment resources.
Bow Valley College
Lorene Anderson & Dawn Seabrook de Varga
resource package, TESL, adult learning, learning styles, CLB, Canadian Language Benchmarks, lesson planning, instructional activities, assessment, teaching English as a second language
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.