Below are some possible challenges to consider for anyone interested in teaching English to students of others languages (TESOL).
- Prepare a lesson experience that considers how you prepare for both content and language objectives in the language classroom.
- Prepare a lesson experience that considers how materials may be used to implement a meaningful and relevant educative experience for the English language learner.
- Implement a lesson experience that explicitly links understandings and language to the experiences of the English language learner.
- Implement a lesson experience that explicitly links past learning with new understandings and language.
- Implement a lesson experience that stresses key vocabulary words, phrases, idioms, etc.
- Implement a lesson experience that makes input more comprehensible for the English language learner.
- Implement a lesson experience that explicitly provides the English language learner with the learner tactics needed in order to succeed.
- Implement a lesson experience interactive activities that provide learners more time on task.
- Implement a lesson experience that provides learners to practice their understandings and language through the intergration of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
- Implement a lesson experience that ulitizes lesson delivery: aligns understandings and language objectives, affords student engagement, and takes in account proper pacing.
- Exercises a myriad of assessment types: traditional and alternative forms of assessment.
- Echevarría, J., Vogt, M., & Short, D. (2004). Making content comprehensible for English learners: The SIOP model. New York: Pearson.
- Wiggins, G. & McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by design. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.