Standards for ESL/EFL Teachers of Adults (2008)

Standards for ESL/EFL Teachers of Adult Learners, published in 2008, offers performance indicators, vignettes, and evaluation tools for instructors. These clearly organized components will help instructors identify the qualities and practices to pursue in their teaching.

The standards in this book address planning, instructing, and assessing as the basis for effective teaching. These three core standards lead to five additional standards that focus on both the instructor and the instruction: identity and context, language proficiency, learning, content, and commitment and professionalism.

The standards can be applied to most settings with adult ESL or EFL learners and can benefit educators and administrators in teacher-training programs, in educational programs, and in achieving professional development both personally and institution-wide.