We are so excited to share the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) with you today! TEL is a virtual library providing access to over 400,000 electronic resources, including magazines, podcasts, videos, e-books, and test preparation materials. Learners and tutors alike can benefit from these resources, and they can be accessed anywhere you have an internet connection. Best of all, the site is free for all residents of Tennessee!
Some of our favorite resources on TEL are:
World Book Discover - This online version of World Book Encyclopedia is designed for visual learners. The read-aloud features are particularly beneficial to new readers.
By Alex Howard, ELL Tutor
Earlier this week, I had the chance to meet my new student, and I began thinking about how important that first session is. Here are a few notes and ideas about what to do on the first day.
Take some time to organize your aims for your first meeting. You’ll want to discover as much about your student as possible, so it helps to have ideas written out beforehand. To get your student talking, have a few questions handy. Begin with simple, open-ended questions, and conversation starters:
Tell me about your family.
Why did you decide to come to the United States?
Tell me about your job.
Arrive a little early ...