New and Returning Teachers
On an annual basis, ESLIM offers full-day training sessions for new or relatively inexperienced ESL teachers. These workshops are typically offered in late August and early September. These classes are taught by ESL professionals, who have extensive experience in training ESL teachers (as well as in teaching ESL classes). ESLIM also offers “Refresh and Renew” training each year to returning ESL teachers who want to upgrade and refine their teaching skills. Please see our News pages and our Facebook page for specific dates for training courses.
Meet Lauren Lang. Currently, our classes for new and experienced teachers are taught by Lauren Evans Lang. Lauren has taught adult ESOL students in a privately funded family literacy program in Loudoun County and has conducted workshops around the state for adult ESOL teachers through the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center. Lauren has been teaching adult English language learners for more than 15 years, and has been a teacher for more than 20 years. She has held positions in the adult ESOL program of Fairfax County Public Schools, as a Reading Specialist with Loudoun County Public Schools, and as a Specific Learning Disabilities Specialist with Chesterfield County Public Schools. She holds a Bachelors degree in Specific Learning Disabilities from Ohio State University and a Masters in teaching reading from Virginia Commonwealth University.
ESLIM Volunteers: There is no cost to volunteers who are part of the ESLIM network. Also, ESLIM volunteers will be given priority registration.
Outside ESLIM: Attendees from other programs will be admitted if space is available for a fee of $75/person per session.