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Advancing English Language Teaching through TESOL Standards

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Keynote presentation at the 2013 Argentina TESOL convention - May 2013

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Advancing English Language Teaching through TESOL Standards

  1. 1. 1 5/10/13John Segota, CAEAssociate Executive Director for Public Policy & Professional RelationsTESOL International AssociationArgentina TESOL Conference10 May 2013
  2. 2. TESOL International Association•  More than 12,000members •  Representing 156countries•  100+ affiliates worldwide
  3. 3. TESOL International AssociationResources  Prof.  Devel.  Standards  Advocacy  Research  
  4. 4. Systems Approach for Effective
Student Learning©  Staehr  Fenner  and  Segota  2012  Teachers  Standards  Student  Learning  Assessment  
  5. 5. Standards•  Student Standards–  ESL  Standards  for  PreK-­‐12  Students  (1997)  –  PreK-­‐12  English  Language  Proficiency  Standards  (2006)  •  Standards for Adult
Education ESL Programs
(2002)
  6. 6. Standards•  Technology Standards (2011)•  TESOL/NCATE Teacher EducationProgram Standards (2001/2010)•  Standards for ESL/EFL Teachersof Adults (2008)
  7. 7. P-12 Professional Teaching Standards•  Define successfulteachers’ knowledge,skills, and dispositions•  Provide a startingpoint to assist withdesigning professionaldevelopment
•  Share commonalitieswith ACTFL teachingstandards
  8. 8. P-12 Professional Teaching Standards
  9. 9. P-12 Professional Teaching Standards§  Domain  1  –  Language  o  1.a.  Language  as  a  System  o  1.b.  Language  AcquisiBon  and  Development  §  Domain  2  –  Culture  o  Culture  as  It  Affects  Student  Learning  
  10. 10. P-12 Professional Teaching Standards§  Domain  3  –  Planning,  ImplemenCng,  and  Managing  InstrucCon    o  3.a.  Planning  for  Standards-­‐Based  English  Language  and  Content  InstrucBon  o  3.b.  ImplemenBng  and  Managing  Standards-­‐Based  English  Language  and  Content  InstrucBon  o  3.c.  Using  Resources  and  Technology  EffecBvely  in  English  Language  and  Content  InstrucBon  
  11. 11. P-12 Professional Teaching Standards§  Domain  4  –  Assessment  o  4.a.  Issues  of  Assessment  for  English  Language  Learners  o  4.b.  Language  Proficiency  Assessment  o  4.c.  Classroom-­‐Based  Assessment  for  ELT  §  Domain  5  –  Professionalism    o  5.a.  ESL  Research  and  History  o  5.b.  Professional  Development,  Partnerships,  and  Advocacy  
  12. 12. Standards for Teachers of Adults•  Performance-based
•  Support and sustainstudent learning
•  Applicable to avariety of settings
  13. 13. Standards for ESL/EFL 
Teachers of AdultsStudent  Learning  PracBce  •  Assessing  •  InstrucBng  •  Planning  Knowledge,  AbiliBes,  and  DisposiBons  •  Learning  •  Content  •  Language  Proficiency  •  IdenBfy    &  Context  •  Commitment  &  Professionalism    
  14. 14. Standards for Teachers of Adults•  Practice– Standard  1:  Planning  – Standard  2:  InstrucBng  – Standard  3:  Assessing  
  15. 15. Standards for Teachers of Adults•  Standard 2 – Instructing– 2.1  Classroom  Management  – 2.2  Instructor  Role  – 2.3  AcBviBes  &  Strategies  – 2.4  Learner  ConsideraBons  
  16. 16. Standards for Teachers of Adults•  Standard 3 – Assessing– 3.1  Need  for  Assessment  – 3.2  Types  of  Assessment  – 3.3  EvaluaBon  of  Results  – 3.4  Learner  ConsideraBons  – 3.5  Development  and  Changes  
  17. 17. Standards for Teachers of Adults•  Knowledge, Abilities, andDispositions– Standard  4:  IdenBty  &  Context  – Standard  5:  Language  Proficiency  – Standard  6:  Learning  – Standard  7:  Content  – Standard  8:  Commitment  &  Professionalism  
  18. 18. Standards for Teachers of Adults•  Standard 4 – Identity & Context– 4.1  Classroom  Environment  – 4.2  Learner  IdenBBes  – 4.3  Instructor  InteracBon  – 4.4  Learner  CommuniBes  
  19. 19. Standards for Teachers of Adults•  Standard 8 – Commitment andProfessionalism– 8.1  Gaining  and  Using  Knowledge  – 8.2  Skill  Development  – 8.3  AdvocaBng  •  Advocates  •  Build  RelaBonships  •  Encourages  social  and  poliBcal  strength  •  Serves  as  a  professional  resource  
  20. 20. EFL Context•  Guidelines for Developing EFLTeaching Standards– Basic  fundamentals  – TheoreBcal  foundaBon  – “How-­‐to”  steps  – Examples  •  Published by September 2013
  21. 21. John Segotajsegota@tesol.orghttp://www.SlideShare.net

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