ESL Education

When it comes to providing the best possible ESL education, it's important to take a comprehensive approach to learning. The last thing you want to do is provide a student with the tools he needs to understand the English language, and then forget to provide a structured environment for continuous growth.

When it comes to teaching English to younger students, it's important to consider the family dynamic. If a student is currently living in a home where a language other than English is spoken, it's a good idea to involve parents, family members and peers in the curriculum. While the native language should remain a large part of social and cultural development, it is still important to practice and use the English skills learned in a structured learning environment.

Some public ESL programs actually offer classes for students and parents. These classes provide families with a chance to learn the language together in a safe and nurturing environment. Parents reap the benefits of observing their children in their educational environments, and the development of English skills helps to bring families closer together with newfound communication skills. If public schools in your area don't provide adult education or family education programs, you might want to check with your state Department of Education. The Department of Education should be able to provide you with a listing for free or low cost classes in your area.

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Free High School Equivalency & English as a Second Language Registration Days Coming to South Suburban College
Indiana residents are not eligible to participate in the Adult Education programs. Para Información En Español Llame: 708-210-5740. To request ADA accommodations allow three weeks. Please contact: Gail Bonds-Carpenter, ADA Coordinator, 708-596-2000 ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Virginia?s test scores hold steady overall but English learners make strides
Some school officials attributed the gain to better approaches for teaching students English, including transitioning more of them to general education classes even before they are totally proficient. When it comes to English learners, ?I think school ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:48:00 GMT

Teaching English in Latin America: Educators at TESOL Colombia Share Perspectives on ESL Education Today
TESOL Colombia was launched back in 2015, with the mission in mind to help improve the level of language in the country, and to gather all teachers and institutions that work in English language teaching to see how they can share, collaborate, and inspire ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:24:00 GMT

School stats: Here are the top 10 languages spoken by students learning English in Washington
Education Lab is a Seattle Times project that spotlights promising ... If a parent indicates a child?s primary language is something other than English, the student is then given a screening test. If the student qualifies and enrolls in the Transitional ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Five Lenses to Bring English Learner Data into Focus
At school, one in ten receives services as an English learner (EL), the fastest-growing student group in K?12 public education. Across diverse geographic and political contexts, schools play a critical role in integrating these students into American ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:33:00 GMT

BC Government eliminates tuition fees for Adult Basic Education and English Language Learning programs
The government of British Columbia is eliminating tuition fees for two basic post-secondary programs. Institutions will no longer be able to charge tuition for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Language Learning (ELL) programs. Premier John Horgan ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Aug 2017 10:29:00 GMT

6 Ways to Use Tech to Step Up Your ESL Teaching Game
These are six different ways to use the internet to your advantage and give your students a more well-rounded ESL education. Podcasts are a fantastic supplement in ESL because they can provide a lot of listening practice, in a more natural way than the ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:48:00 GMT

Research Aims to Bring English-Learner Data Into Focus
"Pioneering Change: Leveraging Data to Reform English Learner Education in Oregon," examines how Oregon used data to develop a strategic plan to better serve English-learners that focused on revamping instruction, connecting with families, replicating ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:36:00 GMT

English-ESL Classes for Adults at EXETER ADULT EDUCATION
Non-native speakers of English are welcome to join Exeter Adult Education's English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL) classes. Beginner through advanced English language learners can improve their English speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:42:00 GMT

District 62 hires familiar faces for principal, English learner positions
Jares, who was a special-education teacher at North Elementary School and later ... who has worked in the district for 18 years in bilingual and foreign language classrooms, to be the English Language Learner coordinator. Juskiewicz will support staff ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:46:00 GMT