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Four Themed Videos Available in 4th DVD

We’re delighted that four themed videos in the series “Teaching ESL to Adults: Classroom Approaches in Action” are now available to view online, in addition to our eight lessons. These four videos comprise our fourth DVD in the series. The topics are: Assessing Learning in the Adult ESL Classroom Tasks to Promote Critical Thinking and Learning Skills Effective Grouping Strategies …

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New themed videos now online

We’re adding to the series of videos available for viewing online with two new additions. These will be followed by four more in coming months. These themed videos are drawn from the raw footage generated in filming the eight core videos, and they cover topics that cut across those lessons. Two themed videos are now on the website to view …

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Share your uses of the videos

We know that many people now are using the videos in our series for teacher and tutor training. We invite you to share any ways you have found effective in using them, and post them here as comments. If you have developed worksheets or outlines of training sessions, we’d welcome your putting them up so that others can benefit from …

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Videos are online and DVDs ready to purchase

We’re delighted that all eight of our videos in the series Teaching ESL to Adults: Classroom Approaches in Action are now online for you to view. The titles feature classes from the beginning literacy level through high-intermediate and advanced, and they cover a variety of subjects. The videos are also now available for purchase as DVDs, either by sending an …

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Six more videos available soon!

The project team on the series of training videos, “Teaching ESL to Adults: Classroom Approaches in Action,” has been hard at work over the past year to film, edit, and produce six additional videos to complete the set of eight. In mid-March 2011, the full set of eight will be available for purchase on three DVDs. Each video is about …

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DVD purchases by credit card

We now have the capability to offer our DVD, Teaching ESL to Adults: Classroom Approaches in Action, Vol. 1, for purchase by credit card. You can order from CreateSpace, a subsidiary of Amazon.com. The cost is $6 per DVD plus a shipping charge, which varies by the speed of delivery selected. You can also purchase the DVD by check or …

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Three more videos recorded

Last week Betsy Parrish and I were in Saint Paul, Minnesota, recording three videos in adult ESL classrooms across the city. While it will be several months before they all are fully edited and ready for viewing and ordering as DVDs, it was clear that the videos are going to do a wonderful job of conveying techniques and nuances of …

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Outline for Video Series

Back in August 2009, MaryAnn Florez, Betsy Parrish, and I came together to begin work on the Adult ESL Training Video Project. We came up with an outline for a series of videos to train ESL teachers. The videos would consist of two types: 8 Core Lesson Videos and 7 Themed Videos (derived from the raw footage we took in …

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Videos ready to view

We are excited to announce that the first two videos in our series, Teaching ESL to Adults: Classroom Approaches in Action, are ready to view online! Take a look and please give us your reactions by adding a comment to this blog entry. Within a couple of weeks, we’ll have a DVD available for purchase. We are also working on …

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Videos coming soon

We expect to have two adult ESL training videos up on this website for your viewing by March 1, 2010. Each one runs about 30 minutes. Our two pilot videos in the series of eight are: Lesson Planning for Life Skills, with┬áBetsy Lindeman Wong of Alexandria, Virginia, who guides beginning level learners through highly structured to open-ended activities, showing the …

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