A Practical Guide to Teaching ESL Literacy

A Practical Guide to Teaching ESL Literacy

A Practical Guide to Teaching ESL Literacy

Date posted: July 4, 2019

This summer, we’re revisiting some great resources. Enjoy!

A Practical Guide to Teaching ESL Literacy is a new resource from Bow Valley College. This in-depth guide is designed for anyone teaching ESL literacy learners. Applied research is balanced with strategies for teaching practice.

Adult ESL literacy learners are learning a language and developing literacy at the same time – an incredible learning task! They bring a wide range of knowledge, strengths, and experiences to our classrooms; they also have specific learning needs that set them apart from other adult learners.

This guide includes:

  • An Introduction to ESL Literacy
  • The Framework of Literacy Skills for Adult ESL Literacy Learners
  • Creating an Effective Learning Environment
  • Planning Instruction
  • Approaches to Teaching Oral Language Skills
  • Approaches to Teaching Literacy Skills
  • Materials and Resources

Many of you will be familiar with Bow Valley College’s earlier handbook,  Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Handbook. This is a related work, but updated to include PBLA and the revised Canadian Language Benchmarks.

Thanks, Bow Valley College, for another great resource!

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