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Episode 9: Advanced Learners with Jenni Currie Santamaria

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

In this episode, Jayme is joined by Jenni Currie Santamaria, author of Step Forward Introductory and Levels 1 and 5. The two discuss everything about advanced learner instruction, from skills instruction to teaching idioms.

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.


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Episode 8: Social Justice with Andy Nash

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

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

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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.


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Rigor, Routines And The Real (Global) Skills

The five Global SkillsAdvanced-level English language instruction focuses on helping adults achieve the language proficiency they need to transition out of their English language lessons onto their educational or career paths, engage with their communities, and advocate successfully for themselves and their families. One of the gifts of teaching at this level is the ability to communicate the adult education principles at the heart of our instructional design. Continue reading


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Episode 7: How Teachers and Administrators Can Thrive in Challenging Times

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

In this episode Jayme is joined by MaryAnn Cunningham Florez, Program Manager for Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools Adult ESOL Program. Her previous positions include Director of the Adult Education Professional Development Center of DC Learns, and assistant director at the National Center for ESL Literacy Education. In this conversation MaryAnn offers insights gleaned from her wealth of experience working with adult ESOL practitioners across the US.

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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.


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Episode 6: Digital Literacy

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

In this episode Jayme is joined by Dr. Kathy Harris, a member of the literacy, language and technology research group and a teacher of teacher education courses in the department of applied linguistics at Portland State University. Dr. Harris creates professional development materials for the adult ESL teachers and national projects including ELLU and ESL pro, and teaches adult ESL including digital literacy and ESL to adult learners with limited or interrupted formal education.

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.