Three Great Books for TESOL Professionals

1. Preparing Effective Teachers of English Language Learners

The growing number of English language learners has increased the demand for effective educators who work with this diverse student population. Published by TESOL International Association, this 180-page book provides guidelines, examples, and strategies in applying the TESOL P-12 Professional Teaching Standards and serves as a resource to programs and teacher educators working with professionals who strive to make the route to language proficiency as smooth, challenging, and effective as possible.

2. Teaching English to Young Learners

As the number of young learners acquiring English worldwide continues to grow, the increasing number of teachers educating these students faces a daunting task. What theoretical perspectives, classroom approaches, and types of activities will result in lessons that are both enjoyable and beneficial to young learners? The approaches in Teaching English to Young Learners 40-page help guide focuses on helping children in grades K through 6 develop fluency and accuracy in the English language with specific tasks, strategies, and activities.

3. One Child, Two Languages: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators of Children Learning English as a Second Language, Second Edition

Today's early childhood educators are serving more children learning English as a second language than ever—in Head Start alone, nearly 30% of the children speak a language other than English at home. Reflecting 10 years of dramatic change in early education—especially in critical areas like assessment and cultural diversity—the second edition of this bestseller by by Patton Tabors Ed.D. gives teachers up-to-date research, usable information, and essential tools to meet the needs of second language learners in today's learning environments.

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