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Poetry Has a Place in Adult Basic Education

Poetry Has a Place in Adult Basic Education

Poetry writing in English is really only scary in the abstract. Many English language learners are already poets in their native languages, and poetry is a great way to help adult language learners build confidence in their English skills.

If You Speak English, Can You Teach It?

If You Speak English, Can You Teach It?

Can you teach if your only qualification is that you speak the language? Not always, but often — in other words, it depends. It depends on what motivates you in the first place, and where you find training, mentorship, and community.

Gardening as a Theme for Teaching ESOL

Gardening as a Theme for Teaching ESOL

Using themes can be a fun and effective way to design curriculum for English language learners. Organizing instruction in this way allows teachers to integrate all four language skills - reading,...