English as a foreign or second language

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My TESOL 2013 Presentation Materials- ESL Instruction: Developing Your Skills as a Master Conductor


Many of you know that I was going to be presenting at the TESOL 2013 Convention in Dallas, TX on using conducting, vocal, and instrumental music techniques for teaching language acquisition.  I have now officially started http://adaptivelearnin.com.  I have uploaded my presentation PowerPoint and handouts there.  Access the link to view my presentation materials.  I … Continue reading

Announcing- Presenting at the 2013 TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo


Join me, Beth Crumpler, as I present my session at the 2013 TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo.  I will be presenting a special interest section in speech, pronunciation and listening.  My presentation is titled, “ESL Instruction: Developing Your Skills to Become a Master Conductor“.  Join me March 21, 10:00 AM in room C144 … Continue reading

10 Techniques: Teaching Language as a Classically Trained Musician


I admit that my language teaching methods are sometimes unique, quite amusing to others and different. My methods make sense to me. When other teachers see me teach, I often am asked where I have learned certain instructional techniques. My answer to this question is easy, I did not really learn the technique from any one source, … Continue reading

Work Smart: How to Find Your Sweet Spot? Video by Scott Belsky


I love this and think it is so true so want to share it here.  Enjoy watching it!  Are you doing something you love and are very skilled in?  If so, how did your opportunities come?  What is that something you love?  Mine is using computer and technology resources to develop learning modules and ESL … Continue reading

Response to Intervention: Implications for Spanish-Speaking English Language Learners


Response to Intervention: Implications for Spanish-Speaking English Language Learners. This is a great article on RTI (Response to Intervention) and the ESL learner through various instructional techniques: using cognates, teaching syllable relations between languages, phonological awareness, fluency and comprehension.  It also discusses the over and under referral of ESL students to special education within the … Continue reading

Response to Intervention in Reading for English Language Learners


Response to Intervention in Reading for English Language Learners. This is a wonderful article on RTI (Response to Intervention) through a tiered approach with ELL’s.  Surf through the website too. It’s very informative.

The Resonating of Language Acquisition and Music- Part 1


I have often been approached by educators and asked, “Why teach English as a Second Language when you are an excellent music teacher?” Or, “Why teach music when you are an excellent English as a Second Language instructor?” I also often get the comment, “Wow, English as a Second Language and music…that’s an interesting combination. … Continue reading

Innovation in Education…Blended Learning: Meet Knewton


Thinking through innovation and creativity to reach the learning needs of all students is my passion. Success can only be fostered through learning, developing and trying new approaches to education. Methodologies and platforms of instruction should be interactive and learner-focused incorporating all learning modalities. Learning modules should have kinesthetic, visual, and auditory components. Students will … Continue reading

A Social Networking Space for Teachers of English Language Learners – National Writing Project


A Social Networking Space for Teachers of English Language Learners – National Writing Project.

Teacher Voices: Immigration, Language and Culture – National Writing Project


Teacher Voices: Immigration, Language and Culture – National Writing Project.

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