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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

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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Visit oup.com/elt/LoveAdultESL for more useful resources.


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Episode 6: Digital Literacy

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.

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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.

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


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Episode 5: Civics

In this episode Jayme is joined by Lori Howard, an ESL consultant, teacher-trainer, author, and Program Specialist Coordinator for Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System, also known as CASAS. Listen in as Lori discusses Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE), which enables learners to acquire skills for English literacy as well as skills that help them be effective workers, parents and community members.

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


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Episode 4: Season’s Greetings

We’ll be back in the new year with more podcast episodes, but until then host Jayme Adelson Goldstein would to extend her warmest holiday greetings and invite you to join the conversation.

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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.

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