Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Jan Gaston


The handbook has been designed for use as the text in a two or three day teacher-training course as well as a reference book of information useful throughout the academic year of the school. Because many of the ESL teachers at the school are inexperienced and/or untrained in the field, the information and suggestions have been written in non-technical language using a question/answer style that attempts to deal with the practical issues with which new teachers are most concerned. More than a “how-to” book, however, the handbook suggests matters of philosophical importance that will help teachers see beyond the immediate concerns of a single class and appreciate the broader issues of second language acquisition.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | First and Second Language Acquisition | Teacher Education and Professional Development