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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: This course will take place in Blackboard where you will find all virtual session information, course materials, and additional resources. You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive an email with further instructions as the course date approaches.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ESOL teachers who are familiar 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. The presenter will demonstrate these tasks and activities and provide opportunities for participants to experience a virtual listening lesson on Zoom. The presenter will also provide the link to a Google folder with listening resources during the session.

This session is part of a series on language skills instruction in the virtual classroom. Sessions are offered on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. The other sessions in the series are:

  • Reading Minds—Nov. 2
  • Write Away—Nov. 16
  • Speak Up—Nov. 30
    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)

Participants should be familiar with the basic features on Zoom.

12/07/2022 - 2:00 pm to 12/07/2022 - 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
Self-Paced Monthly Offering