Teaching Vocabulary to Low-Level ESOL Learners

January 26, 2013 at 9:42 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Teaching Vocabulary to Low-Level ESOL Learners
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We hope that you found your initial tutor or teacher training workshop to be worthwhile.  We also hope that you view it as only the first step in an ongoing professional development process which will continue throughout your tutoring and that you will take advantage of additional training opportunities, both within and outside of LCNV. These will broaden and further hone your tutoring and teaching skills, enabling you to better serve your student while simultaneously enriching your own volunteer experience. Indeed, volunteers often tell us that they find such subsequent training to be especially valuable  since they are now able to  bring their experiences to bear on what is being presented.

Each year LCNV provides several free in-service training opportunities at the James Lee Community Center. One such workshop is coming up on Saturday, February 9, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. David Red will present “Teaching Vocabulary to Low-Level ESOL Learners” David is the former Coordinator of Fairfax County’s Adult ESOL Program and a former LCNV ESOL trainer. He is currently the Director of Curriculum and Staff Development at the Foreign Service Institute. The workshop will focus on:

  • Emphasizing meaningful communication at low levels of comprehension,

  • Techniques for introducing new vocabulary in a “story” format, and

  • Incorporating the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in a short lesson.

This in-service is most useful for instructors with students in the ESOL tutoring and classroom programs, but BAL volunteers are, of course, welcome to attend.

To attend this workshop, please register in advance by emailing info@lcnv.org or calling 703-237-0866.

Elise Bruml
Director of Tutoring Programs
Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church, VA 22042

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