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ERIC Number: EJ930242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4244
Basic Training and Resource Connections for Novice ESL Teachers
Henrichsen, Lynn
Journal of Adult Education, v39 n2 p11-23 2010
A large number of teachers and tutors of English as a Second Language (ESL) lack professional-level preparation. The Basic Training and Resources for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (BTRTESOL) program is being developed to prepare untrained, novice, volunteer ESL teachers to be more successful. In contrast with previous programs for providing basic training for novice English language teachers, the BTRTESOL program utilizes an instructional approach that is minimalist, connectivist, and problem-based. In other words, it teaches novices "the least they should know" and "where to go to learn more." In addition, this program employs a hybrid delivery system involving paper and Web-based text materials, video clips, and interactive activities. Trial users are invited to use the existing units (online at and to provide feedback on them.
Mountain Plains Adult Education Association. c/o Adult Learning Center, 815 Front Street, Helena, MT 59602. Tel: 406-324-2118; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A