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Orientation for New ESL Teachers (Self-Directed Online)

Name Orientation for New ESL Teachers (Self-Directed Online)
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This self-paced course supports independent professional development; there is no facilitator nor other participants (estimated course completion time: up to 15 hours). This course provides each individual with a blog as a learning journal. Sign up now and access the class for 3 months. There is no official start or end date to worry about. To a new English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher in an adult education program, the task of teaching English can seem overwhelming. A teacher new to ESL often asks such questions as, "Who will my new students be?" "What is their English proficiency?" "What materials should I use?" and "How do I assess my students and document their progress?"

Enrollment verification with Moodle login information will be sent to registrants within one business day of registration.

Goals This course is free of charge to all California adult education programs.
Location Online
Facilitator Many local agencies have procedures and practices that address these issues and will provide guidance to new teachers. The California Department of Education (CDE) has specific requirements and also provides certain documents to guide you. This self-directed, self-paced online course orients new teachers to the most immediate and important aspects of teaching adult ESL in California. Based on The ESL New Teacher Resource Guide [PDF], available on the CALPRO Web site, this course offers numerous supplemental application activities and delivers content in a variety of formats.
Contact Please contact CALPRO at or at 916-286-8803 for more information.
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