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RENEWAL, TRANSITIONS, AND NEXT STEPS
Ingrid Greenberg, San Diego Community College District, San Diego, CA, USA & Ethan Lynn, Centro Hispano, Provo, UT, USA
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TEACHING WITH TED: AN ADVANCED LISTENING AND SPEAKING COURSE
Amy Cook, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA
Maybe you've enjoyed and learned from TED talks on TV, radio, or the web, but did you know that TED talks are free and available for classroom use, and that they come with transcripts and subtitles? This article describes how one ESL teacher is using TED as the basis for creative, stimulating language instruction. Read More
USING TOOLKITS TO CREATE STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING IN LOW-RESOURCE ENVIRONMENTS
Wendy Taylor Wampler, Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, Austin, Texas, USA & Dawn Allen, Pendleton, Oregon, USA

Two teachers have developed an innovative tool, the Teacher Toolkit Creator, to help teachers find free, authentic materials to engage students and provide a real-life context for instruction. Read More

THE VOCABULARY-GRAMMAR CONTINUUM: A THIRD APPROACH TO ACTIVITY DESIGN
Alice O. Savage & Colin S. Ward, Lone Star College - North Harris, Houston, Texas, USA

How can students increase their vocabulary when there are so many words and meanings to learn? Read how to use phrasal chunks that combine content, grammar, and "shadow words" as a way to more efficiently teach and learn vocabulary. Read More

INCORPORATING TECHNOLOGY IN LOW-LEVEL ADULT CLASSROOMS
Jody Fernando, The School of Arts and Enterprise, Pomona, California, USA
Teachers can (and should) make use of technology in teaching beginning level adult English language learners. The author discusses a variety of tools that can be used in a classroom, in a computer lab, or outside of class. Read More
MAKING COMPUTER LITERACY MEANINGFUL: INSIGHTS, INSTRUCTION, AND MATERIALS
Heather Tatton-Harris, Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, Washington, DC, USA & Neela Jayaraman, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Computer literacy is a must for adults in today's technology-driven world, yet a recent report shows a large number of adult immigrants lack basic computer skills. Two ESL teachers are building a collection of teaching materials and ideas for helping adult ESL students learn to embrace technology, and they invite readers' collaboration. Read More
USING BRAINSHARK FOR THE ESL CLASSROOM
Autumn Westphal, Rennert, New York, New York, and Miami, Florida, USA
Scared of swimming in the technology ocean? Don’t be afraid of Brainshark, a website with nifty tools to support your ESL instruction. Read More
PACED READING WITH iMOVIE: A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO SPEED READING
Luke Coffelt, Ohio Program of Intensive English, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA
Paced reading practice can help English language learners improve their reading speed and comprehension. Learn how the author uses iMovie to create paced reading exercises for his students. Read More
USE OF SCIENCE OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES IN THE ESL CLASSROOM
Leslie Humphreys, Garnet Career Center, Charleston, West Virginia, USA
Think that science lessons don’t have a place in the adult ESL classroom? Think again! This article describes how science-based open educational resources (OER) can be used effectively with adult ESL students. Read More
EMPOWERING ADULTS TO SUCCEED
Kathy Young, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
Adult learners often need extra encouragement to find their way to success. The author, a former special education teacher, recounts how she boosted her students’ learning achievements and self-confidence.
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