The Pippin Teacher's Library is dedicated to helping teachers put theory into practice. Practicality is its key feature, with every title providing concise, readable information on the latest educational developments, concrete practical support in the form of actual activities and ideas and suggestions for immediate implementation in the classroom. The First Step on the Longer Path: Becoming an ESL Teacher does just that! Whether you're brand new to teaching, or a seasoned classroom teacher, consultant or administrator, this handy resource will provide you with plenty of practical ideas for helping those children who don't speak English and for enriching the lives of your English-speaking students through their experiences with the immigrant child. For some of you, it may even become the necessary first step on the longer path to achieving full expertise in teaching English as a second language. Bibliography included.
Audience: Any member of the education community - whether classroom teachers, consultants or administrators - seeking practical assistance.
About the Author
The author of several books and numerous articles about second language teaching, Mary Ashworth spent more than 20 years training teachers of English as a second language in the language education department of the University of British Columbia. Professor emerita since her retirement and a fellow of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Mary was granted an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of British Columbia, as well as honorary degrees from other universities.