Advice for New ESOL Teachers: Whose Holiday and Why?

The United States is growing ever more diverse in languages, religions and ethnicity and school districts are working (with varying levels of success) to adjust to their changing communities.  ESOL teachers are often in the position of go-between for their students and the larger culture, which can be a little awkward when the holidays come [...]

Tips for New ESOL Teachers: What To Do When Your Student Is Brand New (to English)

Contrary to what many might expect, most English Language Learner students are born in the USA, and come to school with at least a few useful phrases they can throw around on the playground. ELL students, like any other group, are a diverse bunch and all good teachers know it's important to get to know [...]