MY ROLE: ESOL Instructor
CLASS SPONSOR: Queens Library, Jobs & Business Academy, Home Health Aide Training Program
A pilot 200-hour Intensive ESOL course in partnership with Sunnyside Community Services, the Literacy Assistance Center, and Workforce One.
Our class met for 8 weeks Monday-Friday from 9am-2pm. Our goal was to elevate students' English skills in preparation for Home Health Aide training, certification, and job placement through Sunnyside Community Services.
I taught lessons from a health curriculum designed by the Literacy Assistance Center. I made modifications and provided differentiated instruction to support mixed levels. I created powerpoint presentations, custom handouts, and visual aids for every class.
I administered weekly assessments. Based on scores and in-class observations, I adjusted lessons to allow for additional practice and support as needed. I encouraged peer-to-peer learning, and devoted weekly class time to learning strategies and online resources for self-study.
Students worked in small groups to perform independent research projects which included designing a health poster and giving an oral presentation on one chronic disease.