ESL Tutor Training

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Are you interested in helping to welcome refugees and other immigrants to our country by becoming an ESL tutor? MBMM would like to help you prepare to do this important work.

Are you interested in helping to welcome refugees and other immigrants to our country by becoming an ESL tutor? Would you like to help them succeed in beginning their new lives in our great country? MBMM would like to help you prepare to do this important work. We will hold a one-day workshop, which will provide you with all of the basic information and resources you will need to begin teaching English-language learners. Learn About: * How to be an effective teacher * Principles of adult learning * Cultural understanding * Acculturation * Gestures and body language * Basic language skills * Reducing anxiety

* Visual aids and "realia" * How to construct a lesson plan * Reasonable objectives * Activities for beginning ESL students * Teaching methods for beginners (TPR and LEA) * Factors that help or hinder learning * Choosing an appropriate textbook * Utilizing internet sources Shari Lynne Friedman, Workshop Instructor B.A. Asian Studies, Douglass College Ed.M. Teaching English as a Second Language, Rutgers Graduate School of Education N.J. Certified ESL Teacher (K-12) Shari has been teaching and tutoring since 1980. She taught ESL at Monmouth University in New Jersey from 1990 until 2002, when she moved to Boston. After arriving here, she taught an English conversation class at the Connolly Library in Jamaica Plain, tutored Hispanic women at Casa Nueva Vida in JP, and worked with Burmese refugees in Lynn. Currently, she tutors adults from Argentina, Costa Rica, Burma and China. Shari has three grown, married sons, and is blessed with seven grandchildren.

First Baptist Church Lexington 1580 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420

Registration: 9:30 am

Workshop: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$30.00 ~ Lunch and Materials Provided

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Register by phone: 781-457-8058

Register by email: mbmm@mbmm.org