[Edling] "ESL" Job Title- Please Critique!

Raquel Sanchez raqsan at gmail.com
Thu Oct 26 12:41:59 EDT 2017


LAUSD used to use the title Language Development Specialist.

On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 7:21 AM, Deborah Palmer <debpalmer at colorado.edu>
wrote:

> Then in the bilingual education field we are moving toward “emergent
> bilingual” (EB) as the term for the learners, and we are hearing more and
> more English Language Development (ELD) in place of ESL or ESOL in many
> states. It still varies lots though!
>
>
> ——————
> *Deb Palmer, Ph.D.*
> Professor, Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity
> School of Education | UCB 249 | Room 205
> University of Colorado Boulder
> (303) 492-7695
> debpalmer at colorado.edu
> office hours: http://tinyurl.com/qg89vrs
> www.colorado.edu/education
>
>
> On Oct 26, 2017, at 5:07 AM, Curry, MJ <mjcurry at Warner.Rochester.edu>
> wrote:
>
> Current terminology has replaced ESL with “ESOL” for teachers of English
> to Speakers of Other Languages—and terminology for the learners themselves,
> at least in the US, has moved quickly from ESL students to English learners
> to English as a new language learners. The term ‘English as an additional
> language learner’ is perhaps the most accurate but a bit clunkier from the
> acronym use perspective!
>
> All the best,
> MJ Curry
>
> *From: *Edling <edling-bounces at bunner.geol.lu.se> on behalf of Myrna
> Goldstein <myrnaenglishfile at gmail.com>
> *Reply-To: *Educational List <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
> *Date: *Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 4:58 AM
> *To: *Educational List <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
> *Subject: *Re: [Edling] "ESL" Job Title- Please Critique!
>
> Hi Chelsea,
>
> How about ESL Educator?
> After all, education is what we all do and is holistic.
>
> Myrna Goldstein, MATESL
> Are You in Your English File?
> Eilat, Israel
>
> On Oct 12, 2017 11:00 AM, "Chelsea Walter" <cwalter at coloradocollege.edu>
> wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> My name is Chelsea Walter and I am the "ESL Specialist" at Colorado
> College. I am looking for input regarding my title, as I feel that it may
> be out of date with current terminology.
>
> A brief description of my work: I provide academic support to culturally
> and linguistically diverse (CLD) students via coursework and individual
> consultations, as well as consult with faculty on best practices (those
> that are particularly culturally responsive) for working with CLD students.
>
> Might any of you have an idea on a more holistic title? I feel that "ESL
> Specialist" conveys a remedial and deficient nature and does not encompass
> the CLD student and educational experience itself, but rather focuses on
> the "ESL" label.
>
> Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
>
> *CHELSEA WALTER, PH.D.*
> *ESL Specialist*
> *Colket Center for Academic Excellence*
> Tutt Library 214
> *chelsea.walter at coloradocollege.edu <chelsea.walter at coloradocollege.edu>*
> *o* (719) 227-8288
> *COLORADO COLLEGE*
> 14 E. Cache La Poudre St.
> Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
> www.coloradocollege.edu
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