Oregon Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Adult Education

For facilitators in Adult ESOL programs, the ORTESOL Adult Education Special Interest Group provides relevant and current resources to community colleges, workforce development organizations, private agencies, and similar settings. See also Advocacy.

Key Resources

  1. Keep up with the latest local developments in educational policy in Oregon and learn more about the state's community college and university system at the State of Oregon's Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC).
  2. Sign up to get the HECC newsletter and receive a digest of all newsworthy stories impacting education, educational legislation, initiatives, and opportunities in Oregon.
  3. The Federal Department of Education’s “Literacy Information and Communication System” (LINCS) is an online platform for sharing resources and providing professional development opportunities for adult educators.

Why Read/Subscribe to the Free TESOL English Language Bulletin: Connections

“TESOL Connections (TC) is a monthly online membership newsletter that features practical articles and useful resources for English language teachers as well as TESOL International Association news. TC articles reflect the association’s interest in the profession as a global endeavor and its support for linguistic and cultural diversity.” https://www.tesol.org/read-and-publish/newsletters-other-publications/tesol-connections. August 16 , 2022.

For Adult Ed facilitators, the current subscription email proves the publications’ use is exemplified in these pieces:

Sound-Alike Words Game: Hear & See from TESOL International By Multiple | 05 Jul 2017

Helen Colman. 6 Adult Learning Theories and How to Put Them into Practice. eLearning Basics August 11, 2022

Working Online? If you cannot afford $2,100 tuition for the TESOL International Association's “TESOL Certificate: Developing an Online Teaching Program,” read the archive published alongside the introduction of the original, “TESOL Principles and Practices of Online Teaching Certificate program.” From August 14, 2013 to March 19, 2014, “Teaching and Learning Online” was a blog series by then President, Andy Curtis. His instruction is now archived for free access, starting here starting here or at the topic of your choice.

§  Teaching and Learning Online: Part One              §  TLO 9: How to Teach Online: Get to Know Your Course Participants

§  TLO: Part Two: Putting the Pedagogy First  §  TLO 10: How to Teach Online: Establishing the Ground Rules

§  TLO: Part Three: Blurring the Lines in Virtual Classrooms      §  TLO 11: How to Teach Online: Establishing Ground Rules II

§  TLO: Part Four: A Pedagogical Paradox   §  TLO 12: How to Teach Online: Building Trust

§  TLO 5: The Self-ish-ness of Teaching and Learning Online      §  TLO 13: How to Teach Online: Assessing Online Learning

§  TLO 6: Online Language Teacher Education: Resource & Report      §  TLO 14: How to Teach Online: Assessing Online Learning II

§  The Explosive Growth of Teaching & Learning Online in TESOL      §  TLO 15: How to Teach Online: Review and Wrap-Up: Part 1

§  TLO 8: The Future Online in China, Africa, and India     §  TLO 16: How to Teach Online: Review and Wrap-Up: Part 2


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