English as a Second Language

ESL/CivicsLink Professional Development for adult ESL teachers

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Online professional development for teachers by teachers

From PBS, this online system provides a compendium of resources — projects, activities, Q&A — designed exclusively for adult education ESL practitioners. Teachers collect resources in an online portfolio where they can save lesson plans and project work they create in the units.


ESL/CivicsLink includes seven instructional units:

  • ESL/CivicsLink Orientation
  • Teaching a Citizenship Class
  • Meeting Learner Needs and Goals
  • Building Cross-Cultural Awareness
  • Teaching Approaches in ESL
  • Using the Internet in the Classroom
  • Integrating Civics and English Literacy

Take a tour and try a sample activity at www.pbs.org/civicslink.