Teaching ESOL at Salem Harbor Community Development Corporation: Program Overview and Volunteer Teachers' Guide

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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

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Bonnie Mennell


This paper details the Community English Program at Salem Harbor Community Development Corporation in Salem, Massachusetts and provides a guide for volunteer ESOL teachers at this agency. This program, which was developed in 2002 by the author of this paper, serves adults from the mainly-Latino local immigrant community. In the first part of this paper, information is provided about the program's history, purpose, participants, and structure. In the second part, a practical guide provides volunteer teachers with some agency background, and offers a variety of practical tips and advice for using best practices in the ESOL classroom. Included in the appendix are useful classroom management and teaching materials, as well as a list of additional teaching resources.


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