This course is designed for adult educators who are new to teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) either in the classroom or through one-to-one tutoring sessions. ESOL is a term often used synonymously with ESL, or ELA (English language acquisition). For consistency, we use the term ESOL in this course but recognize that […]
Did you know many adult learners, even those who can read and comprehend at higher levels, struggle with alphabetic skills and fluency? No matter what level learner you work with, this course will provide you with information about and strategies to help you incorporate alphabetic skills and fluency into your lessons. Participants in this course […]
The 2023 VATESOL Conference, Stronger Together: Building Partnerships for Language, Content, and Community, will be held in Richmond, Va on September 29 and 30.
Join us for important networking, updates, and sharing for career pathways planning and programming. This three-part open conversation series focuses on connecting career pathways practitioners with resources, colleagues, and policy updates to support the growth of their programming to connect learners to training, higher education, and careers. Come and learn what your colleagues are doing across the state and share your best and promising practices with us! Sessions are scheduled on Mondays from 12p to 1:30p on Oct 3, Oct 30, and Nov 27.
English language learners who come to the U.S. with no literacy in their first language have unique struggles in learning English. This webinar helps educators understand what these learners are going through and provides tips and ideas for creating lessons for students who speak no English and are not literate in any other language. Facilitator […]
Disabilities can occur across the lifespan, affecting academic performance, work, and daily living. Individuals with disabilities can have challenges with learning but can exhibit strengths in some areas. This session will provide instructional strategies for working with adults with disabilities, with a focus on incorporating evidence-based strategies into reading instruction. Register
Is your class time split into separate English practice and then digital literacy practice? Are you challenged by using technology throughout a lesson plan to support instruction? This webinar is designed to provide a strategy for integrating standards-based activities, correlated to the Seattle Digital Equity Initiative Digital Skills Framework, into each part of a lesson […]
ELPS for Adult Educators is a four-week online course designed to give participants a deep dive into the English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education or ELPS. The course is geared toward teachers who are new to the standards and who currently teach English language learners (ELLs) at any level, including ESOL, ABE, and ASE.
Do you want to tackle the challenges of teaching multilevel ESOL classes? Are you looking to address the varied learning needs of individual students within one classroom and become an effective multi-level teacher? This 3 part webinar series will present strategies for effective multi-level instruction and planning for ESOL classes or multi-level classrooms. We will […]
Register for the 2023 VAACE Conference: Pathways Forward!
Join us for important networking, updates, and sharing for career pathways planning and programming. This three-part open conversation series focuses on connecting career pathways practitioners with resources, colleagues, and policy updates to support the growth of their programming to connect learners to training, higher education, and careers. Come and learn what your colleagues are doing across the state and share your best and promising practices with us!
Do you facilitate online classes for learners who are just beginning to develop their English skills? How can you create language learning opportunities for learners using technology AND English for the first time? This webinar is designed to provide effective and engaging strategies for English practice during online classes. Participants will discuss features of communications […]