How to Teach Newcomer English Learners

When I first started teaching English as a Second Language I had 3 years of experience in teaching Spanish as a foreign language under my belt. I understood the basics of language learning, but teaching students who just arrived in the USA with little to no English was something new. I had to learn teaching strategies for newcomers very quickly on the spot.

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Total Physical Response

Babies don't learn from memorizing lists; why should children and adults? -James Asher, Speech at Cambridge University (TPR World) What is it? Total Physical response is a language teaching strategy developed by James Asher. He observed how babies learn language and...

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Why I Am Starting Fund ESL

I have worked with hundreds of kids as both a Spanish teacher and an ESL teacher for the past 10 years. I knew I wanted to teach and motivate people from a young age because I saw how much teachers could influence kids both negatively and positively. I remember one...

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