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ELL-U: Formative Assessment to Inform Quality Adult ESL Instruction

This online course helps teachers select and design formative assessment activities that engage learners in setting goals and monitoring their own progress, as well as using appropriate oral and written feedback techniques with learners.

Error Correction

This article provides strategies for how and when to correct learners' mistakes and suggestions for how to make error correction a part of your classroom routine.

Goal-Setting for Learning Management in Adult ESL Literacy

This blog post from Teach2LearnESL offers examples of goal-setting activities for literacy level learners. The post includes images of handouts and explanations of how they are used with learners.

Goal-Setting Lesson Plans

The San Diego Continuing Education Program has created PDFs of a three-part goal-setting lesson for adult ESL students. The lessons and materials are appropriate for high-beginning to advanced level learners.

Incorporating Goal-Setting in Adult ESL Classrooms

This PowerPoint outlines goal-setting projects and their results in beginning level adult ESL classrooms. Images of handouts and descriptions of activities are provided.

Learner Goal-Setting

This article addresses the question, "What can instructors do to help students set goals, monitor progress, and reach goals?" with research-backed strategies and suggestions for practitioners.

Tactics for use during the strategy lesson: Feedback is explicit, positive, and corrective

This handout discusses the features of effective and ineffective feedback and offers teaching tips for employing effective corrective feedback strategies when working with intermediate and advanced ESL learners.

The Teachers’ Room: Correcting Errors

This video shares different things teachers should to take into consideration when correcting errors, and gives suggestions for ways to do learner-friendly error correction in the classroom.

Writing SMART Goals for English Learners

This blog post from Ellevation provides an overview of a webinar where participants learned how to transform the commonly used SMART goal-setting framework and make it directly applicable for EL educators. The full recording of the webinar is available using Adobe Connect.

ESL and Math

Need resources related to integrating math/numeracy into your ESL instruction? Check out the Language of Math section of the Numeracy resource library!