Reviews - What do customers think about ESL : Creating a Quality English As a Second Language Program : A Guide for Churches?
Excellent Resource Sep 15, 2007
This book is easily accessible for a beginning ESL program. It is brief, so those with busy schedules need not set aside weeks to read this. It is broken down into chapters that address questions and issues that arise when starting an ESL program, especially one on a low budget. The suggestions are easily adaptable, and while the author emphasizes a faith-based ESL program, there is plenty of advice for those churches who will not be teaching religion outright along with ESL. The author also includes forms, tests and posters, as well as pages of additional resources. A great book to begin with when investigating your own volunteer-based ESL program.
A valuable resource for faith-based ESL teaching. Jun 8, 2007
This book provides valuable information for those interested in the teaching of ESL under church auspices. It emphasizes that setting up a program must be taken very deliberately. Given that, however,it stresses at the same time that with proper oversight, intelligent volunteers can teach ESL after a few training sessions. It is, however, a bit off-putting that it approaches the provision of ESL classes as a means to recruit church members, rather than offering classes with no strings attached.