English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language is a program of instruction designed for adults who are limited English proficient and whose primary language is not English. Training workshops for teachers are available at the Arkansas Adult Learning Resource Center.

ESL Basics: An Overview for ESL Teachers

Teachers in the ESL classroom have many questions about appropriate teaching methods, materials, and classroom management. Day 1 of this three-day workshop will cover principles of language learning and teaching, assessing learner's needs, and ESL lesson planning. Days 2 and 3 will cover techniques and materials for teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing at various levels. Participants will become familiar with many ESL materials. Between the sessions, participants will observe an ESL classroom and practice designing an ESL lesson plan.

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This workshop is appropriate for both new and experienced ESL teachers. Participants are expected to attend all three days of the workshop and will receive 18 hours of professional development.

ESL Summer Institute

The Institute is a 4-5 day intensive training for ESL instructors. Keith Folse, Sharron Bassano, Laurel Pollard, Kevin Keating, and Gail Weinstein have been among the presenters for the Institute.

Spanish Intake Form 2017-2018

Form in PDF

Form in Word




BEST Literacy

Professional Organizations

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc.

Arkansas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc.

Online & Classroom Resources

Pre-approved Civic Objectives For Use in EL Civics Programs

California Civic Participation and IELCE

New American Horizons Foundation

Arkansas Department of Career Education, Adult Education Division

Arkansas ESL Curriculum Guidelines (Excel Document)

Center for Adult Education Language Acquisition

Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy in English and Spanish

EL/Civics Online

English for All

USA Learns

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration and Services

Arkansas Adult Learning Resource Center | 124 W. Capitol Ave, Suite 1000 Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone (501) 907-2490 | Email info@aalrc.org