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Supporting Refugees Through ESL Instruction

February 12, 2022 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 am

Please join us for a special workshop where a panel of our experienced ESL instructors will answer questions and provide teaching strategies for those who want to tutor adult English Language Learners. This is a perfect opportunity for anyone who’s interested in supporting refugees as they adapt to their new environment to learn about serving these motivated learners through basic, effective language instruction.
Opening talk: Bita Edraki and John Safapour will provide an overview of Afghan culture and things tutors should keep in mind when working with refugees.
Building Relationships, Jen Kruger: Jen, an ESL instructor, will draw on her experiences working with level 1 learners to share strategies for creating a relationship that allows the learner to be receptive and ready to learn.
SIOP Lesson Planning, Dylan Warner: Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) is a research-based, instructional model that is highly effective in addressing the academic needs of English learners. Dylan’s session will teach you how to prepare a lesson using SIOP principles.
Pre-literate/Non-literate ESL Resources, Vicki Konzen: Vicki will share helpful resources for working with these English Language Learners, including a list of materials available through KLC and free online resources.
Pronunciation, Ila Baker: Ila, MA-TESOL, will walk us through strategies for tutors with no experience to help their learners with pronunciation.
To register, visit https://bit.ly/3r1tUGw


February 12, 2022
5:00 am - 8:00 am
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Kalamazoo Literacy Council
420 E Alcott St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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269-392-0490 ext. 222