English as a Second Language (ESL) is a traditional term for the use or study of the English language by non-native speakers in an English-speaking environment. That environment may be a country in which English is the mother tongue (e.g., Australia, the U.S.) or one in which English has an established role (e.g., India, Nigeria).
English as a Second Language (ESL or TESL) also refers to specialized approaches to language teaching designed for those whose primary language is not English.
The increasing use of English throughout the world means there are career opportunities for teachers of English as a second language (ESL) in education as well as fields such as business, hospitality, entertainment, and more. But teaching ESL requires more than fluency in English and a lesson plan. You will also receive education and training in linguistics, second-language acquisition, language pedagogy, materials development, assessment and evaluation, and cross-cultural communication.
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Why study teaching ESL?
Who doesn't love the idea of travel? Who doesn't dream about a job that could take them anywhere in the world? If you're interested in teaching English as a second language, you've chosen one of the most popular careers for those with a true sense of adventure.
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The Sage Course Companion in Travel and Tourism is an accessible introduction to the subject that will help readers extend their understanding of key concepts and enhance their thinking skills in line with course requirements.
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Books on ESL
ESL/EFL Teaching by Yvonne S. Freeman; David E. Freeman
Call Number: 418.007 F855e8 1998
Publication Date: 1998
As in the original edition, the authors provide a readable explanation of second language teaching methodology supported by numerous classroom examples.
New Perspectives on Grammar Teaching in Second Language Classrooms by Eli Hinkel; Sandra Fotos
Call Number: 418.0071 N5324 2002
Publication Date: 2001
This book brings together various approaches to the contextualized teaching of grammar and communicative skills as integrated components of second-language instruction.
ESL Writing by Mary Ellen Munoz Page; Steven Michael Gras; Mary Jaskiewicz
Call Number: 428.24 M967e 2007
Publication Date: 2006
Skill-building lessons relevant to today's topics help ESL students write complete sentences, paragraphs, and even multi-paragraph essays.
English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Teaching and Learning by Liliana Minaya-Rowe; Thomas D. Yawkey; Virginia M. Gonzalez
Call Number: 428.0071 G643e 2006
Publication Date: 2005
A long-awaited resource, English-as-a-Second-Language Teaching and Learning: Pre-K-12 Classroom Applications for Students’ Academic Achievement & Development provides the most current, research-based, and high-quality pedagogical and assessment approaches and strategies that respond to current federal policy and high-stakes national and professional standards, and that can effectively increase academic achievement in at-risk English language learners.
Undergraduates in a Second Language by Ilona Leki
Call Number: 428.0071 L536u 2007
Publication Date: 2007
This is the first book-length study of bilingual, international, and immigrant students in English writing courses that attempts to fully embed their writing experiences within the broader frame of their personal histories, the human context of their development, and the disciplinary contexts of their majors.
This book helps users to understand grammatical concepts, encourages the reader to practise applying newly discovered concepts to everyday texts, teaches students to analyze almost every word in any English text, and provides teachers and students with a firm grounding in a system which they can both understand and apply.
English Vocabulary for Beginning ESL Learners by Jean Yates
Call Number: 428.24 Y32e 2006
Publication Date: 2006
Practice Makes Perfect: English Vocabulary for Beginning ESL Learners introduces you to hundreds of essential words and helps you quickly build the skills and confidence needed to use them correctly in conversation.