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  • 1.  Refreshing and Updating Skills

    Posted 28 days ago
    Hello, I am interested in getting back into teaching ESL students after homeschooling my children. I have an M.ED with a TESOL concentration. I haven't left the education world all those years just the ESOL world. What would you recommend as some refresher courses in order to update my skills?
    Thank you.

    Julianne Sumner
    United States

  • 2.  RE: Refreshing and Updating Skills

    Posted 26 days ago

    A well timed question. EVO, Electronic Village Online is about to begin. Free workshops on issues in ESOL for 5 weeks in Jan-Feb in a community-based atmosphere of knowledgeable colleagues.

    Call for participation

    Hope to see you there,


  • 3.  RE: Refreshing and Updating Skills

    Posted 22 days ago
    Hi Julianne:

    The TESOL International Association offers a number of courses, both self-study and facilitated, which last 4-6 weeks:

    If you are looking for something less time intensive, TESOL has also recently developed some modules which can be completed in six hours:

    Both options can help you update your knowledge of best practices in the field of TESOL.

    Best wishes,

    Nikki Ashcraft
    Past Chair, Membership Professional Council
    University of Missouri