Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Alvino Fantini


This case study examines in detail an experience I had teaching English as a Second Language ESLl in a United States public school for three months. It discusses what happened, what I learned from the experience and why I think it is important, personally and professionally in the field of teaching ESL in U.S public schools. The case study is divided into four areas: Community and School Context, Profile of the Learners, Profile of the Teacher and Summary and Conclusion. A list of related readings and references is also included as well as some organizations associated with ESL and bilingual education in public schools at national, state and local levels. A list of publishers of ESL teaching materials for children is provided as well.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Other Teacher Education and Professional Development