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Episode 12: High-Flex Adult English Language Classes with Joy Lehman and Kristi Weisenburger

In this episode, Jayme is joined by Joy Lehman and Kristi Weisenburger, English language teachers at the Milwaukee Area Technical College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They discuss the benefits and challenges of teaching high-flex adult English language classes.

This series has been developed specifically for Adult ESL teachers in the US and refers to course titles that may not be available in every country. Please check with your local Oxford University Press office about title availability.

Oxford Adult ESL podcastVisit oup.com/elt/LoveAdultESL for more useful resources.


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Episode 11: Library Literacy Programs with Rebecca Barker

In this episode, Jayme is joined by Rebecca Barker, Programs Officer at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. They discuss how library and community literacy programs are continuing to pivot to meet the changing needs of their communities and learners.

This series has been developed specifically for Adult ESL teachers in the US and refers to course titles that may not be available in every country. Please check with your local Oxford University Press office about title availability.

Oxford Adult ESL podcastVisit oup.com/elt/LoveAdultESL for more useful resources.


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Episode 10: Remote Instruction with Anthony Tassi

In this episode, Anthony and Jayme discuss the process and benefits of pivoting to remote instruction for ESOL learners with limited digital literacy.

This series has been developed specifically for Adult ESL teachers in the US and refers to course titles that may not be available in every country. Please check with your local Oxford University Press office about title availability.

Oxford Adult ESL podcastVisit oup.com/elt/LoveAdultESL for more useful resources.


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Episode 8: Social Justice with Andy Nash

In this episode, Jayme is joined by Andy Nash, a Senior Advisor at World Education, Inc., where for over 20 years she has facilitated professional development projects at the local, regional, and national levels. She specializes in contextualized ESOL, standards-based instruction, and the integration of adult education with civic engagement. She has contributed to a variety of national projects on immigrant integration, teacher effectiveness, IET, and evidence-based ESOL.

Note: This conversation was recorded prior to the pandemic and the nation-wide move to remote instruction, but Andy’s points couldn’t be more relevant to our work and our learners’ lives at this time. During the podcast, Andy references a past issue of the Change Agent; however, the September 2020 issue, which focuses on the pandemic, would be an excellent tool to address learners’ current concerns. In addition, the Change Agent site has free resources to help teachers and students discuss race in the classroom

Download a full transcript of this episode.

This series has been developed specifically for Adult ESL teachers in the US and refers to course titles that may not be available in every country. Please check with your local Oxford University Press office about title availability.

Oxford Adult ESL podcastVisit oup.com/elt/LoveAdultESL for more useful resources.


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Girls And Autism: Tips And Activities To Support Your Learners

group of girls and boys at school

What is autism? You may or may not have taught individuals in your English language teaching classrooms with autism. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is linked to brain development and can affect the way learners socialise, communicate, and behave.

Did you know? Many girls go undiagnosed with autism or are diagnosed later in life because they present differently to boys. By this, I mean they behave in a different way that may cover up the signs. For boys, their autism is often externally expressed, whereas girls tend to conceal or internalise what is worrying them. Continue reading