What is it like when you're a TESOL?

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What is it like when you're a TESOL?

  1. 1. Critical Assignment 1: ESOL Language Analysis and Report What’s it all about? By Mary Acevedo, M.Ed., TESOL
  2. 2. What is it like to be a TESOL?  Where does a TESOL begin? • She gets to know each of her ELLs. • Look at each student’s background to discover his previous experiences with schooling, with literacy, with the US culture, etc. • Mini-case studies: Norma, Lijuan, Ismael
  3. 3. What is it like to be a TESOL?   What is a typical workday like for a TESOL? How does a TESOL go about teaching ELLs? GUARANTEED: • You will have ELLs from more than one country. • Your ELLs will have different native languages.
  4. 4. What is it like to be a TESOL?  GUARANTEED: • You will have more than one proficiency level in your class. Some students will know no English.  Some students will know some English.  Some students will know a lot of English.  Some studens will have BICS.  A few students may have CALP. 
  5. 5. What is it like to be a TESOL? How can you teach ELLs? Ausubel: meaningful learning! • Personalized feedback  What you tell each student will be individualized. Skinner/Lado: Contrastive Analysis! • Each student is unique and has his own unique problems based on his L1 and how it interferes with L2 learning. 
  6. 6. What is it like to be a TESOL?  What do you teach ELLs? • • • • Listening Reading Speaking – pronunciation, grammar Writing – grammar, formation and presentation of ideas CALP!!
  7. 7. Critical Assignment 1: ESOL Language Analysis and Report   Report 1 of this critical assignment will show how you would teach pronunciation to two ELLs. Report 2 will show how you will teach grammar to two ELLs.
  8. 8. For each report: • First, the TESOL will compare and contrast the ELL’s native language to English Report 1: compare sounds  Report 2: compare grammar  • Second, provide meaningful feedback – suggest activities for ELL to do based on L1 and L2 similarities and differences
  9. 9. Being a TESOL is not easy. It requires a lot of hard work. But if you follow the assignment instructions and ask me questions, you will find out how much of a difference a TESOL can truly make in his or her students’ lives!
  10. 10. Being a TESOL is not easy. It requires a lot of hard work. But if you follow the assignment instructions and ask me questions, you will find out how much of a difference a TESOL can truly make in his or her students’ lives!

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