We’re kicking off our fall session Fridays at First Literacy professional development events with an exciting approach to teaching ESOL: Visual Storytelling — Using Photography to Teach English Language Learners
ABCD developed this hands-on project after observing that many of their ESOL students had an interest in and experience with gardening, but did not know what plants grow in Boston and in many cases did not have enough room to garden.
“We experienced this disconnect last summer when we brought our conversation class to City Natives for a tour. The students spent an hour and a half comparing plants in their home countries and here, learning the names of edible, medicinal, and decorative plants, and talking about the gardens that they had at home. They were excited about the topic and this engagement helped them to interact with our tour guide almost entirely in English.”
First Literacy held the first of its two-session Professional Development Workshop Preparing Adult Learners for Social…