Montana ESL Resources

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Resource

May 2011  

MT ESOL Conference 2011

Resource page
April 2011  

Teaching Adults to Listen and Speak to Communicate

An Introduction to ESL in the Workplace:  A Professional Development Packet

Teaching Reading to Adults

http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/esl/Learning_progressions_listen_speak.pdf

 

 

 

http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/esl/Intro_to_esl_in_workplace.pdf

 

 

 

 

http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/esl/Teaching_Reading_to_Adults.pdf

May 2010  

Self-guided Online Courses on Volunteer Management and Tutor Training

 

The Practitioner Toolkit

 

 

 

 

 

 

The CAELA Guide for Adult ESL Trainers

http://207.10.202.20/home/

ProLiteracy and World Education have a number of self-guided online courses on volunteer management and tutor training in adult education! Go to

http://207.10.202.20/home/ and check out their selection of online courses.

 

http://www.cal.org/caela/tools/program_development/prac_toolkit.html

The Practitioner Toolkit provides a variety of materials to help language and literacy instructors who are new to serving adults and families learning English. These materials include a first-day orientation guide, lesson plans, and research-to-practice papers on English language and literacy learning. This is also a helpful resources for training new teachers and tutors. It can be purchased from CAL or downloaded for free at: http://www.cal.org/caela/tools/program_development/prac_toolkit.html

 

http://www.cal.org/caela/scb/CAELAGuide.pdf  

The CAELA Guide for Adult ESL Trainers contains many resources that are useful for trainers and teachers alike. In particular, section III-B includes a number of assessments can be photocopied  directly from the manual, or modified for your needs. This also contains materials that could be helpful in training tutors. It is available for free download at http://www.cal.org/caela/scb/CAELAGuide.pdf or can be purchased at http://calstore.cal.org/store/. Keep in mind that you can also download sections of this large document (instead of the whole thing) at http://www.cal.org/caela/scb/guide.html

 

January 2010  

Montana on CAELA

http://www.cal.org/caelanetwork/profdev/states/montana/montana.html
November - December 2009  
Montana ESOL PD Tasks
http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/esl/MT_ESOL09_discussion.htm
October 2009  
Montana ESOL Standards
http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/CS/ESOL_content_standards.pdf
Montana ESOL Standards Lessons
http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/CS/cslessons.htm#ESOL
April/May  
Resources from Montana ESL Conference 2009

Eight Approaches to Language Teaching

Crosscultural Differences In Learning Styles of Secondary English Learners

Website for students - English Express

February  
Citizenship Website New Citizenship Test Podcasts
January  
Software and websites

Interesting discussion on Adult English Language Learners Discussion List regarding esl software.  Click here to read through all of the postings, http://www.nifl.gov/pipermail/englishlanguage/2009/date.html

Here are some sample sites.

 

December  
Newsletter Subscribe to the CAELA Network newsletter Network News by going to http://www.cal.org/caelanetwork/newsletter.html
Article "The Effect of Music on Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition"

http://www.forefrontpublishers.com/eslmusic/articles/01.htm

November  
Website for Oral Language Practice www.usalearns.org

 

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

 

http://www.cal.org/caelanetwork/pd_resources/CAELABrief-ReflectivePractice.pdf

Using Data to Plan Professional Development for Practitioners Working with Adult English Language Learners

 

http://www.cal.org/caelanetwork/pd_resources/CAELABrief-UsingDatatoPlan.pdf
Halloween Activities  http://bogglesworldesl.com/halloween_worksheets.htm
 
Listening  Website:  Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab at http://www.esl-lab.com/

 

Overview of Literacy-Level Learners Working with Literacy-Level Adult English Language Learners at http://www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources/collections/literacy.html