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The CAELA Guide for Adult ESL Trainers

CAELA Guide CoverOctober 2007

The CAELA Guide for Adult ESL Trainers contains training materials that enable professional developers and training staff to train local and regional program staff on important topics for adult ESL instruction. These topics are broadly categorized under Information for Trainers, Workshop Modules, Study Guides for Study Circles and Mentoring, and Resources for Training.

The content of the guide reflects what professional developers and trainers need to know and teach to adult ESL program staff. It provides information on who the audience is, and explains how it is organized and how it can be used. It also includes resources for professional development in specific topic areas; training modules that can be used to train staff; and study guides that can be used with briefs on important topics in adult ESL education.

To download the entire guide in PDF format, click here. (12.9 MB, 928 Pages)

To access or download individual portions of the guide, click on the section headers below.


I. Introduction

II. Information for Trainers

III Workshop Modules

III-A. Assessing Learner Needs in the Adult ESL Classroom

III-B. Assessment in the Adult ESL Classroom

III-C. Effective Lesson Planning for Adult English Language Learners

III-D. Teaching Reading to Adult English Language Learners

III-E. Teaching Writing to Adult English Language Learners

III-F. Using the TESOL Program Standards for Program Review and Improvement

IV. Study Circle Guides

IV-A. Preparing Adult English Language Learners for the Workforce

!V-B. Second Language Acquisition

IV-C. Teaching Beginning Levels

IV-D. Teaching Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation

V. How to Use the CAELA Web Site

VI. Resources for Trainers

Order a print version of the CAELA Guide for ease of use and reference from the CAL Store.

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