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In this two-hour Zoom session, participants learn how to transfer ESOL best practices in listening instruction to the online environment using a variety of engaging activities and tasks.

Please note: You will access Zoom and other support materials via Blackboard. You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the Blackboard course and the Zoom session 1-2 days before the course begins. 



    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ESOL teachers of all levels and with familiarity with basic Zoom features

Transferring in-person listening lessons to the online environment is one of the smoothest transitions teachers can make in their ESOL instruction. In this session, teachers learn how to provide learners with active online listening practice, transfer effective listening tasks from the in-person classroom to online ones, and use Zoom features to enhance a variety of fun and engaging activities. Presenter demonstrates and provides opportunities for participants to experience a virtual listening lesson on Zoom. A Google folder with listening resources is linked to the session.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Provide learners with active listening practice online
  • Transfer effective face-to-face listening tasks to online instruction
  • Use a task-based approach to help learners apply listening strategies
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

Familiarity with basic Zoom features

10/06/2021 - 2:00 pm to 10/06/2021 - 4:00 pm

United States

PD Center
SABES English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
Digital Literacy
Distance and Blended Learning
ESOL/English Learners