Migrant Education

These materials and resources are designed for use in migrant education. This page is also designed to support Juntos, a student organization that works with migrant farmworkers in our community

Teaching Tips

This handout covers basic ESL teaching strategies, and has been used at the Juntos retreats: (also see older handout from Fall 2009).  Also see links below to more resources and activities for ESL teaching.

Basic English curriculum for Vermont Farmworkers

This “Welcome to Vermont” curriculum (links below) was created by Prof. Kathryn Kramer and her student RA, Sarah Ashby:

Lessons, Appendices, and Student Workbook
Audio version of workbook
Teacher’s Guide
Teacher’s Guide designed specifically for Middlebury teachers/tutors

Basic English- Independent Study

These podcasts and accompanying materials were created for a newcomer program in Burlington School District, but are also useful for listening practice for other students.

Also see this list of phone-friendly apps and websites for independent study.

Drivers Ed Materials: 

This Google drive folder  has materials created by students in my Intro to TESOL courses, including – bilingual (Spanish-English) resources created by Mark Balderston, Jun Chen, and Renn Mulloy (Fall 2013) and podcasts and listening guides created by Kayla Bauhaus, Sander Mora, and Jake Ness (Winter 2016).

Other Online Resources

Online Lesson Plans Links
Shawna’s favorite for Conversational English: ESL Talk Time View Site
English Lesson Plans for ESL View Site

Favorite Online Activities

Activities Links
Intermediate Board Games View Site 
Elllo (listening activites with quizzes and transcripts) View Site
Puzzle Maker View Site
Manythings Games View Site
About’s ESL Page View Site
ESL Flashcards View Site
ESL Teaching ideas View Site
Collection of resources for grammar, vocabulary, reading/writing, etc. View Site
ESL Cafe View Site