Jose A. Carmona

ISBN-13: 9781935987024

# pages: 260


Suggested Retail: $48.95



Language Teaching and Learning in ESL Education: Current Issues, Collaborations and Practice explores new topics and revisits recurring ones in the discipline of English as a second language (ESL). The volume mainly examines what is being accomplished in the field today with a fresh and practical look. Various chapters also address English as a foreign language (EFL) issues. The twenty-eight contributors represent many continents of the world either by birth or by living in a country other than the U.S. The chapters in this volume investigate the following topics:

  • Teaching the multilevel ESL classroom
  • Building ESL lessons with pop and rock music
  • Working with northeast Asian ESL students in the classroom
  • Engaging students in global advocacy
  • Acquiring teacher assessment literacy
  • Writing the ESOL-infused lesson plan
  • Conducting action research at a university in Colombia
  • Exploring perceptions of teachers by academic ESL students
  • Examining exemplary literacy programs
  • Investigating the TEFL certificate industry in Thailand
  • Developing leaders through mentoring and professional development
  • Determining ESL student success
  • Designing a bilingual school’s gifted program in Honduras
  • Using collaborative reflection to prepare career changes to teach ELL students
  • Revisiting online teaching and adult educators
  • Critiquing policies on adjunct instruction
  • Funding Intensive English Programs (IEP) professional development

This worldly volume is essential for teachers, faculty members, administrators, and staff at K-12 schools, colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. It is also functional as a supplement textbook for teacher training classes and/or in-service training.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part I: Classroom Techniques

Chapter 1: The Multi Level ESL Classroomby Douglas Magrath 3

Chapter 2: Building ESL Lessons around Pop and Rock Musicby Jenny Redding 17

Chapter 3: Reaching Across the Divide: Effective Strategies for Working withNortheast Asian Studentsby Amanda L. Morris and Joshua B. Morris 27

Chapter 4: World Citizens: Engaging ESL Students in Global Advocacyby Jose A. Carmona 39

Chapter 5: Foreign and Second Language Teacher Assessment Literacy: Issues,Challenges, and Recommendationsby Christine Coombe, Mashael Al-Hamly and Salah Troudi 51

Chapter 6: The ESOL Infused Lesson Plan (EILP)by Cristina Patricia Fuentes Valentino 61 

Part II: Current Research

Chapter 7: Action Research on E-Learning Essay Unit at the ICESI University in Colombiaby Linda R. Price 93

Chapter 8: Looking Back While Looking Forward: Academic ESL Students’Perceptions of Teachingby Clint McElroy, David Pugalee and Edith Valladares McElroy 101

Chapter 9: English Language Learners’ Literacy or Liberty: Must They Choose?by Philomena Marinaccio-Eckel 119

Chapter 10: A Critical Investigation of the TEFL Certifi cate Industry in Thailandby Jonathan Aubrey 133 

Part III: Leadership and Success

Chapter 11: To Realize the Dreamby Natalie Hess and Amalia Garzon 151

Chapter 12: Language, Learning and Literacy: Supporting Diverse FamiliesThrough Intergenerational Literacy Centersby Susanne I. Lapp and Eileen N. Whelan Ariza 167

Chapter 13: Building Leaders Through Mentoringby Steve Allison and Phil Quirke 179

Chapter 14: Providing Leadership in Support and Access Professional Developmentat the Community Colleges—A Focus on Leadersby Yilin Sun 193 

Part IV: Collaboration

Chapter 15: A Case Study of the Intensive English Language Program at theUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock: An Implication for Global Educationby Alan D. Lytle 207

Chapter 16: Using Collaborative Refl ection to Prepare Career Changers to TeachEnglish Language Learnersby Yvonne Pratt-Johnson and Caroline Marrett 217

Chapter 17: Designing a Bilingual School’s Gifted Program in Developing Countries:Forces and Issues in Decision Makingby Stephen C. Keith and Cristina Patricia Fuentes Valentino 227 

Part V: Self-Examination

Chapter 18: ESL Online and Adult Educatorsby Rosie Maum 241

Chapter 19: The Plight of the Adjunct: A Critique on Policiesby Scott Drinkall 247

Chapter 20: Funding IEP Professional Developmentby Alan D. Lytle 255

About the Author(s): Jose A. Carmona

Jose A. Carmona is the president and co-founder of Global Educational Institute, Inc. in Daytona Beach, Florida.  For more than 25 years, he has taught English as a second language and Spanish classes, chaired departments of languages, adult ESOL, intensive ESL programs (IEP), and has been an educational consultant.  Mr. Carmona has a Master of Arts in Spanish and bilingual education and a Master of Education, both from Columbia University/Teachers College in New York;  his Bachelor degree in psychology, Latin American literature and education was completed at Drew University in New Jersey.  He has been active with the TESOL Organization, Sunshine State TESOL of Florida and Northeast Florida TESOL.  In addition, he has published a series of three reading/writing ESL textbooks, a beginner Spanish textbook, a book of original poetry, Adolescent Blues, and a professional book.

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