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Old 07-22-2014, 10:20 AM   #1
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I took a new job as a Braille and Academic instructor for a rehab facility for the blind. One of my current clients is from Thailand and speaks English as a Second Language. He is the first ESL student I have worked with and now that I am no longer in a public school setting, I do not have access to an ESL teacher.

I am working with this person on grammar skills and am wondering if anybody can recommend some good resources? So far, I'm only able to come up with sites for worksheets. I'm more interested in theory and pedagogy than just worksheets. Any tips or any resources you can recommend would be wonderful. Thanks!
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You can PM me. I have an MA in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. I taught ESL for many years. I haven't taught it recently though, so my pedegogy and theoretical knowledge may be a little dated.

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TESOL International Association has a website, www.tesol.org, with some information and resources. The page you'd probably want to start with would be under the Connect tab. http://www.tesol.org/connect/tesol-resource-center

They also have a Facebook page that regularly posts information that may help you. Search for "Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Inc."

Another site that might be helpful is Dave's ESL Cafe. www.eslcafe.com

These acronyms might be helpful for additional searches:
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
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Is your student visually impaired?

And is he an adult learner, or school age?
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Good resources to start with:

Connections: I see you're in Missouri. Your local TESOL affiliate organization is MidTESOL. Good contacts to help point you towards regional resources (whether in the adult education branch of things, or in the public school system) might be members of their executive board: http://www.midtesol.org/administrati...-of-directors/http://www.midtesol.org/administrati...-of-directors/
A PP gave you the link for TESOL International... that's a huge organization with a pricey membership. It might be better to start with your regional association.

Some online training for you to work with: I like the Effective Instructional Practices module at The IRIS Centre. You can work through it online. Good general introduction.

And some resources to find materials, especially for work on listening and speaking (that's what I'd focus on before grammar, unless your learner has stated that improving grammar is a major goal for him):
Manythings.org: interesting things for ESL students
Elllo.org: free online listening/viewing lessons based on short interviews and talks
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