ESOL Tutor Training Videos

Total Physical Response: Foreign Language Demonstration (13 min.)

  • This video helps English speakers understand what it’s like to be in the role of a learner when the instructor is using Total Physical Response (TPR). In the first part, Whole Body Movements, the instructor teaches English-speaking adults to carry out verbal commands in Indonesian related to standing, sitting, walking, and turning around. In the second part, Expanding Vocabulary, the instructor uses different verbal commands to teach the Indonesian words for body parts and two pieces of furniture. When he is sure the learners understand these spoken words, the instructor begins to teach them to read the same words.

Teaching Vocabulary in ESOL--Part 1: (3 min.)

  • Watch an instructor use TPR to teach the names of coins to a beginning English speaker who is not yet expected to speak the words herself.

Teaching Vocabulary in ESOL--Part 2: (8 min.)

  • The instructor in this video uses a vocabulary drill to help adult ESOL learners practice new words in English. The learners use the actual items to work on the words comb, brush, toothbrush, and soap.

Teaching ESOL with Pictures: (13 min.)

  • This video shows how an instructor uses a photograph to reinforce basic English vocabulary and then expands on the activity to help adult ESOL learners create a role play related to the photo.

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