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At the Beginning & At a Distance: ESL Teachers at Lower Levels Share Virtual Teaching Wisdom

At the Beginning & At a Distance: ESL Teachers at Lower Levels Share Virtual Teaching Wisdom

Literacy and Beginning Level ESL teachers are finding creative ways to continue to deliver high-quality instruction to their learners from a distance! On May 29, 2020, a trio of beginning level teachers ESL shared their approaches to distance education in an ATLAS webinar attended by participants from as far away as Australia! Read More

Attention ESL Teachers: a Fall Conference for YOU!

Attention ESL Teachers: a Fall Conference for YOU!

Do you teach non-native speakers of English? The MELEd (Minnesota English Learner Education) conference coming up on Nov. 20-21, 2020, is the state's premiere professional gathering for anyone who works with English language learners. Consider presenting; the deadline for proposals has been extended to June 12! Read More

Teach Me How to Speak! Three Webinars for Teaching Pronunciation

Teach Me How to Speak! Three Webinars for Teaching Pronunciation

If you’re interested in helping adult ESL learners increase their confidence and comprehensibility, incorporating pronunciation instruction into lessons on a regular basis is the way to go! With a large amount of our daily communication taking place over the phone or online, intelligible pronunciation is more important than ever. Read More

ABE Voices Across the Distance: Snapshot of the New Normal from Mankato Area Adult Education

ABE Voices Across the Distance: Snapshot of the New Normal from Mankato Area Adult Education

MN ABE Connect is featuring a series of interviews with Minnesota ABE practitioners on how they are delivering instruction and support during this time. This week, we hear from Liv Musel-Staloch, the ESL Program Supervisor at the Mankato Area Adult Education Program. Read More

ABE Voices Across the Distance: Snapshot of the New Normal from a Beginning Level ESL Teacher

ABE Voices Across the Distance: Snapshot of the New Normal from a Beginning Level ESL Teacher

MN ABE Connect is featuring a series of interviews with Minnesota ABE practitioners on how they are delivering instruction and support during this time. This week, we hear from Amy Van Steenwyk, a Beginning Level teacher working at the Cedar-Riverside Adult Education Collaborative in Minneapolis. Read More

Students with Limited Formal Schooling? Come to the Free MinneSLIFE Conference!

Students with Limited Formal Schooling? Come to the Free MinneSLIFE Conference!

Do you work with English learners with limited formal schooling? The 8th Annual SLIFE Conference will be held at the Anderson Center at Hamline University, St. Paul, on Saturday, March 21, 2020. This FREE conference gathers educators of Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) of all ages. Read More

Help Students Get Their “foot in the door” by Creating Great Employer Partnerships

Help Students Get Their “foot in the door” by Creating Great Employer Partnerships

Besides the chance to teach ELLs what the idiom “foot in the door” means, creating employer partnerships has many great benefits for your students and your ABE program, as well as the employers in your community. Read More

CCRS in a Literacy Level Classroom? We’ve got you covered!

CCRS in a Literacy Level Classroom? We’ve got you covered!

For any teacher who has thought, “My learners are too low-level to introduce CCRS,” this is the video that you’ve been waiting for! In the fourth video of the "CCRS in the ABE Classroom" series, watch how Barb Murphy of Literacy Minnesota enthusiastically integrates CCRS teaching standards into her literacy level ESL class. Read More

MELEd 2019: Sharing What We Learned at the State ESL Conference – Part II

MELEd 2019: Sharing What We Learned at the State ESL Conference – Part II

In late November 2019, ATLAS sponsored 18 ABE teachers to attend this state ESL gathering (MELEd) in St. Paul. MELEd draws over 1100 ESL educators from around the state, working in K-12, college, and adult learning contexts. In Part II of this article, we hear from several more of our ABE attendees of the state ESL conference, MELEd, and what they found particularly useful! Read More

2020 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration now open!

2020 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration now open!

Mark your calendars for the 2020 Language & Literacy Institute on January 23-24! This is ATLAS’s largest event each year, a two-day conference that you will NOT want to miss! Registration is now OPEN, so register on the ATLAS website. Read More