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Having studied Linguistics in college, I can say that, certainly, that is
one route. But, there are other routes too. Unfortunately, I cannot direct
you to many web sites because I simply do not know; there are many, though.
Besides Linguistics, though, if you are interested, there are also degree
programs, and probably certificate programs, in TESL. But you said 'tutor'.
I suppose that this might mean that you are doing some volunteer or perhaps
non-volunteer part-time work doing this. And you do not want to start all
over and get a Linguistics or TESL degree, of course.
Earlier, someone mentioned Wikipedia. I think that particular resource will
point you in the right direction. You will see that most Wikipedia articles
have 'additional resources and websites' at the end.
Another thing is that Wikipedia has Wikimedia and Wikibooks - these things,
along with other Wikipedia elements, might have some useful learning
materials for you and your student(s) to use.
Besides the Wikipedia article on Teaching ESL which that other poster gave,
you should also check for articles on ESL, TESL, TEFL, Teaching English,
Linguistics, and other related terms that you come up with. Use Google, too.
PS I might be wrong, but I thought that ESOL is the old acronym.
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2008 12:39 PM
Fair enough. Thank you.
techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com wrote: When I was in college, a bachelors' in
Linguistics was a prerequisite, but that was quite a while ago. That's all
I can tell you.
Craig Cardimon wrote:
> How would you all recommend getting started on becoming a tutor in ESOL?
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