I know it has been awhile since I’ve posted. We had three crazy weeks with the TLC ESOL Educators Conference, a trip to D.C. where four us attended the U.S. Conference on Adult Education, and then back to hold our Summit on Literacy! Whew!
And speaking of conferences, I received the brochure for the 2014 TESOL International Conference to be held in Portland Oregon. While looking over the offerings, I noticed that Betty Azar will be the speaker at one of the “Invited Speaker Sessions.” I haven’t mentioned her on this blog yet, but she is someone you should get to know. Her website, AzarGrammar.com, is a mine of information that helps tutors teach the often times bewildering world of English grammar to our ELLs: http://www.azargrammar.com/index.html Take a look…lots of free classroom materials, a teacher’s talk blog, and teacher’s guides. And be sure to check out Betty’s “Talking Heads”!
And Basic Literacy tutors…I know you will find things to use with your new readers, too! I must admit, I take grammar for granted and am sometimes hard pressed to verbalize an explanation for certain constructions. Betty Azar does it all!
Happy Friday…have a great week-end! lder