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!