Training: Adult ESOL Instructor Basics

Next Training:

Part 1 (in-person):
Saturday, January 6 from 9:30am-12:30pm at the James Lee Community Center

Part 2 (virtual):
Thursday, January 18 from 6:00pm-9:00pm on Zoom

Register Here

Based on the English Empowerment Center’s almost 60-year history of teaching adult English learners and on current best practices, the English Empowerment Center proudly offers Adult ESOL Instructor Basics. This training will equip you with the principles, strategies and tools you need to teach beginning-level English to adults of immigrant or refugee background. The training employs a blended learning approach. You will complete asynchronous modules online at your own pace and participate in the two-part live training.

In addition to learning effective practices for teaching in a virtual setting, you will learn to:

  • Recognize and leverage the characteristics and strengths of adult learners
  • Give clear instructions for tasks and provide feedback strategically
  • Adapt textbook materials for literacy-level learners and multilevel classes
  • Integrate and contextualize language skills for community, work, and school success
  • Promote a supporting learning environment for culturally and linguistically diverse students

Meet our trainers:

Xavier  Muñoz - EEC Staff - Instructor Trainer

Xavier  Muñoz

Director of Academic Programs and Student Services

Soo Park - EEC Staff - Instructor Trainer

Soo H. Park

Design Manager

Ashley King- EEC Staff - Instructor Trainer

Ashley King

Admissions Manager
and Registrar

Melissa Rea - EEC Staff - Instructor Trainer

Melissa Rea

Faculty Support Manager

  • Testimonials from previous trainings: 

    “Loved it! So grateful for this opportunity to help others.”

    “This was a lot of very useful information. The presenters were very friendly and encouraging.”

    “This training will help me to instruct students in a meaningful way.”

  • “This [training] was excellent, well-designed and informative.”

    “Very good training – useful, practical, and fun.”

    “All the presenters were engaging and knowledgeable about the material.”

    “Very practical and engaging.”