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English for Gospel Purposes

Contains five lessons that use gospel language as the content. Video clips are also available.

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Understanding, Appreciating, and Respecting
Adult ESL Learners


A teacher training video to help new teachers to understand adult ESL learners better.

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Adult Education ESL Teachers Guide

This is a manual of instructions for the novice ESL teacher.
This version is adapted from the manual written and produced
by
Dr. C. Ray Graham and Mark M. Walsh.

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Best Teacher Description

A list of the qualities of a good ESL teacher as described by ESL students.
by
Dr. Glen W. Probst

English Language Center

Activities to do the First Week

The first few days of class are the most important.
They can make or break the atmosphere in your classroom.
The ideas listed are designed to help you get to know
your students (and help them get to know each other)
as quickly as possible and establish a relaxed atmosphere in the classroom.
by
Rochelle Keogh

English Language Center

Syllabus Design

This short article contains some basic ideas for designing a syllabus for use in teaching an ESL class.
by
Robert Brantley

English Language Center

Effective Lesson Planning

This is a set of exercises to help the beginning teacher plan clear, logically sequenced lessons.
by
Dr. Lynn Henrichsen

English Language Center

Teaching English to Japanese Students

Discusses characteristics and challenges of Japanese students learning English. It is written
for the purpose of assisting the teacher to understand and teach Japanese students more effectively.
by
Miki Ikeda

English Language Center

Teaching Writing

The author discusses how she teaches her writing class.
She also gives us useful tips and ideas.
This article also contains a sample five-paragraph essay and a sample grading sheet,
as well as handouts ––How to Organize an Excellent Paragraph and The Writing Process.
by
Rebekah Martindale
(March 2003)

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Web Sites for ESL

A variety of useful web sites for ESL teachers are listed here.
Compiled by Glen W. Probst. Updated by Kazumasa Aoyama

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ELC Web Links

Another link page especially designed for the ELC students and teachers

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ELC Book List

This is a list of the books used in the classes at BYU's English Language Center.

ELC Readers

This is a list of most of the novels teachers have used in the past. Some novels are used
frequently (nearly every semester) while others are used only occasionally. This list is divided by level.

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"Taming the Research Beast" 

This is a set of exercises to help the beginning researcher
(either in a classroom situation or a graduate study situation).
by
Dr. Lynn Henrichsen

English Language Center

APA Reference Guide 

This is a reference to help the beginning researcher with appropriate documentation in the TESOL field.
by
Dr. Lynn Henrichsen

English Language Center

Linguistics 577:  Introduction to ESL Methodology 

This is a detailed outline of contents of a methodology course. This course is the introductory course
for beginning graduate students in the BYU TESOL program. 

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Linguistics 678:  Advanced Materials Development 

This is a detailed outline of contents of the course to develop original, teacher-generated
materials to be be used an ESL classroom.

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Linguistics 572:  Introduction to ESL Reading and Writing 

This is a detailed outline of contents of a Reading/ Writing course. This course is an introductory course
for beginning graduate students in the BYU TESOL program. 


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