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Re: Lesson Plans for American Public School

Posted By: nomad soul
Date: Friday, 3 February 2017, at 5:50 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Lesson Plans for American Public School (David)

I have some standard material, but I have some flexibility to use additional material. I'm not excited about the standard material I have to work with and am wondering if there is better material to be found. It would seem to me that the participants in this forum would know about the best material out there in helping folks learn English well.

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I'm surprised the ESL/curriculum specialist and your ESL teaching colleagues weren't able to help you with advice, supplementary materials, and activities appropriate for your specific teaching situation. That's disappointing. Have you checked with the school district or your state's Dept. of Education for ESL teacher support?

This forum mainly relates to TEFL training courses for those seeking a qualification to teach outside the US/UK/Canada... as opposed to resources for materials useful in a multilingual and multilevel class at a US public school. (Frankly, teaching English language skills is more about strategies than materials, which is what the better TEFL cert courses focus on.) Other than doing an Internet search on 'ESL strategies activities for children', you can try the Teacher Forum and Idea Cookbook via the 'STUFF FOR TEACHERS' link on the Cafe's main page. I also suggest you look into getting an ESOL endorsement if you expect to continue to teach multilingual classes.

BTW, you previously mentioned the TOEFL. For clarification, TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. It's a scored assessment that measures the English language skills/proficiency of non-native speakers, particularly those entering higher ed in an English-speaking environment. Its more global 'cousin' is the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

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Lesson Plans for American Public School
David -- Wednesday, 1 February 2017, at 10:23 a.m.
Re: Lesson Plans for American Public School
nomad soul -- Wednesday, 1 February 2017, at 10:42 p.m.
Re: Lesson Plans for American Public School
David -- Thursday, 2 February 2017, at 10:43 a.m.
Re: Lesson Plans for American Public School
nomad soul -- Friday, 3 February 2017, at 5:50 p.m.
Re: Lesson Plans for American Public School
Stephen -- Saturday, 4 February 2017, at 4:07 p.m.
Re: Lesson Plans for American Public School
Tim -- Monday, 27 February 2017, at 11:21 p.m.
Re: Lesson Plans for American Public School
Tim -- Monday, 27 February 2017, at 11:20 p.m.
Re: Lesson Plans for American Public School
Tim -- Monday, 27 February 2017, at 10:52 p.m.
Re: Lesson Plans for American Public School
Tim -- Monday, 27 February 2017, at 10:50 p.m.

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