TESOL Unveils its Six Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners

TESOL International Association has released a “set of universal guidelines drawn from decades of research in language pedagogy and language acquisition theory.” The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners are “targets for teaching excellence” designed to support any English language instruction program. “TESOL embarked on this project because we recognized the need for a practical, guiding set of principles that would reinforce exemplary ESL instruction, regardless of the content being taught and the context in which it’s delivered,” said Christopher Powers, TESOL’s executive director.

The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners: Grades K-12, the first book in a suite of 6 Principles products from TESOL Press, is now available for pre-order and attendees of the TESOL 2018 International Convention and English Language Expo in Chicago, will be able to purchase the book on site. This first book provides an evidence-based foundation for schools to examine their own instructional practices and to work collaboratively with colleagues, parents, and policy-makers to enable English learners to acquire strong social and academic language proficiency.

Myrna Jacobs, TESOL’s director of publishing and product development, noted “One of the major strengths of the book is that is involves the entire school community – administrators, ‘mainstream’ content teachers, librarians, guidance counselors, and other educational personnel – in its discussion of exemplary teaching of English learners.”

“With all that they represent and offer to teachers, the 6 Principles really bring to life and highlight the links among TESOL’s core values, standards, and expertise,” added Powers.

To learn more, visit www.the6principles.org.

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