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

Margaret van Naerssen margaret.vannaerssen at gmail.com
Fri Oct 27 21:21:50 EDT 2017


Looking at second/other language learning,
I've preferred English language development instead of ESL/EFL,
and more generally "language development" though I have never had
to use a professional title for myself.
Margaret van Naerssen

On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 12:41 PM, Raquel Sanchez <raqsan at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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