Adventures with Language (formerly Adventures in TESOL) provides information for both beginning and established teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The articles here were originally written as a resource for my own students when I was working in teacher training and others in the profession have found them helpful as well. Visit regularly for more information on teaching, resources, training and policy, or – better yet – subscribe!
After ten years working in higher education, I’ve recently returned to teach Spanish in a public high school. As a result, I’m also developing a growing interesting in Comprehensible Instruction (CI) and (TPRS) in Spanish and will work on growing my resources for these topics as well.
Adventures in TESOL is maintained by Jody Fernando, a language educator with a background in teacher education, ESL, and Spanish. She is currently finishing a Masters in Educational Technology in addition to an MEd in Curriculum & Instruction – Multicultural/Multilingual Education and a BS in Spanish Education. Jody has taught Spanish and/or English at every level from Kindergarten to college, and has participated in English language education in South America, West Africa, and Asia. She has professional experience in teacher training, public schools, and academic language preparation. Her strongest interests lie in culturally relevant instruction, educational technology and curriculum design.
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