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Library resources for the ESL/EFL concentration in Johnson University's Inercultural Studies program
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Professional Organizations

One of the most effective ways to keep current with best teaching practices and new research in the field of bilingual education, ESL, and EFL is to become an active member of a professional organization in the field. Listed below are some of the top national organizations for bilingual, ESL, and EFL educators. members.

  • TESOL International Association
    The principal professional organization for bilingual, ESL, and EFL educators. TESOL’s mission is to connect professionals in the field, aid them in employing best teaching practices, and support them in shaping visionary educational policy.
  • National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
    The organization is dedicated to promoting bilingual education and programs; defending the rights of minority language students and families; supporting affiliated bilingual organizations in different states; improving the recruitment of quality bilingual educators; and refining teacher preparation programs and professional development to represent the needs of bilingual students.
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
    Literacy, language arts, and English education are the areas of focus for this organization.

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Library Resources

Click on the "Books" tab above for help in finding print books and electronic books about ESL/EFL.

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    Research and Style Guides

    MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers: The MLA Handbook gives step-by-step advice on every aspect of writing research papers, from selecting a topic to citation to formatting the paper.

    Publication Manual of the American Psychological AssociationAPA (American Psychological Association) Style is a set of guidelines for formatting academic manuscripts and citing work by other writers. 

    Johnson University Documentation Guide provides directions for reporting research materials in undergraduate papers at Johnson University. The guide is available for in-library use only and is located at the library's circulation desk.

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    Johnson University Intercultural Studies program

    More information about the JU Intercultural Studies major

    Specifically, The ESL/EFL Education Concentration introduces students to the opportunities and requirements for teaching English as a Second Language or English as a Foreign Language; the social, cultural, and religious factors that influence the effective acquisition of a second language; and principles, methods, and techniques of effective second-language instruction. Emphasis is placed on the role of teaching the English language in the Christian ministry, both within and outside the United States


    Useful Online Web Site for ESL/EFL Teachers

    Dave's ESL Cafe is the Internet's meeting place for ESL/EFL teachers and students from around the world.  Offers discussion forums, chat room, interactive exercises, online tutorials, and extensive web guide.


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